Kath Alcock paintings: 6
Greek 'podos' foot, 'theke' case, referring to the shortly stipitate achenes and Latin 'angusta' narrow, 'folia' leaves
Distribution and status
Common on red sandy soils in mallee, scrub and woodlands.
Herbarium regions: Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern, Green Adelaide
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)
Sparsely sticky, prostrate to ascending annual herb, 2–30 cm high, with swollen stems. Basal leaves linear, attenuate at the base, 2-8 cm long, cauline leaves linear to narrowly oblanceolate, acute to subacute, 2-6 cm long, 1-3 mm wide, bright-green, glandular-pubescent. Capitula close to the ground, erect, on short leafy peduncles, Florets 10–70, about 20 mm long, yellow. Flowering September - October. Fruits are achenes 2-3 mm long, greybrown, finely pubescent; pappus bristles 5, equal, 2.5-3.5 cm long, plumose but glabrous near the base.
Seed collection and propagation
Cut off mature fruiting heads and place in a warm place to dry. Separate seed from fruit head, remove any unwanted material.
|Location||No. of seeds|
|BGA||4,300 (2.27 g)||100+||23-Nov-2004||PJA88|
|5,700 (2.97 g)|
5,700 (2.97 g)
|Date||Result||T0||T50||Pre-treatment | Germination medium | Incubator: Photoperiod / Thermoperiod|
Incubated under winter conditions
10/14; / 10Â°C/22Â°C