Plants of
South Australia
Podolepis decipiens
Compositae
Bright Podolepis
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Etymology

Greek 'podo' foot, 'lepis' scale, refers to bract stalks and Latin 'canascens' becoming hoary

Distribution and status

In woodland, mallee, heath and more arid vegetation types Native
Herbarium regions: North Western, Lake Eyre, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, South Eastern
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)

Plant description

Annual herb 6-80 cm high. Basal leaves oblanceolate, to 7 cm long; cauline leaves lanceolate, 1–8 cm long, base stem-claspin, woolly on lower surface, pubescent above. Inflorescence a loosely contracted cyme, rarely heads solitary, 15–25 mm in diameter, to 15 mm long. Ray florets 20-40; ligules broadly linear, 6-10 mm long, deeply 3-toothed, yellow; disk florets numerous, yellow. Flowering May - November. Fruits are achenes 1.5-2 mm long, microscopically papillate; pappus bristles 15-25, minutely barbellate

Seeds stored:
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LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA 
MSB
12,250 (37 g)
12,250 (37 g)
300+30-Dec-2005KHB34
Flinders Ranges
14-Sep-200685%+5°C, -18°C
BGA 
MSB
18,830 (26.75 g)
18,830 (26.75 g)
50+17-Oct-2006TST27
Yorke Peninsula
1-Aug-200735%+5°C, -18°C
BGA11,700 (18.3 g)50+7-Nov-2017DJD3652
Murray
30-Jun-201850%-18°C
Location: BGA — the seeds are stored at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, MSB — the seeds are stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, Kew, England.
Number of plants: This is the number of plants from which the seeds were collected.
Collection location: The Herbarium of South Australia's region name.
% Viability: Percentage of filled healthy seeds determined by a cut test or x-ray.