Centratherum punctatum subsp. punctatum
Centratherum punctatum Cass. subsp. punctatum
Cassini, A.H.G. de (1817) Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles Ed.2 7: 384. Type: ?.
Brazilian button Flower
Stems erect, 10-70 cm tall.
Leaf blades about 15-45 x 13-25 mm, attenuate at the base, petioles short, difficult to distinguish from the leaf base. Leaf blades aromatic when crushed, underside clothed in hairs, upper surface almost glabrous.
Flower heads about 2 cm diam, subtended by about 10 green leaf-like bracts. Individual flowers about 3-4 mm diam. Calyx lobes, i.e. pappus, about 2 mm long, hairy. Corolla about 10-11 mm long, tube about 8 mm long, lobes about 2-3 mm long, purple in colour. Anthers fused together, anthers about 2 mm long, filaments about 2 mm long. Pollen white. Ovary about 1 mm long, longitudinally ribbed. Style about 9 mm long. Ovule solitary.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Weed of disturbed places.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)