The Silverton Daisy (Ixiochlamys cuneifolia) from genus Ixiochlamys are endemic to Australia. The flowers appear as a bell shaped head on long leafless stalks. The flower head has a centre of tubular flowers, surrounded by rows of ray flowers forming very narrow petals.
The Silverton Daisy are found growing along river banks, especially in floodout areas. The flowers have narrow pointed bracts that are hairy and sticky. The leaf are wedge-shaped with a toothed end and hairy. The name cuneifolia means wedge leaves. The seed heads are feathery.
Finke Two Mile Bush Camping Area ‘Tjoritja’ – West MacDonnell National Park
Images © Ausemade PL
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Subkingdom: Viridiplantae
- Infrakingdom: Streptophyta
- Superdivision: Embryophyta
- Division: Tracheophyta
- Subdivision: Spermatophytina
- Order: Asterales
- Family: Asteraceae
- Genus: Ixiochlamys
- Species: I. cuneifolia
- Binomial name: Ixiochlamys cuneifolia
Footnote & References
- Wildflowers & Plants of Inland Australia by Anne Urban, ISBN: 0-646-41688-X, Genus Ixiochlamys, p207
- Ixiochlamys cuneifolia (R.Br.) F.Muell. & Sond., New South Wales FloraOnline, PlantNET, https://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Ixiochlamys~cuneifolia
- Ixiochlamys cuneifolia, Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet, eFloraSA, http://flora.sa.gov.au/cgi-bin/speciesfacts_display.cgi?form=speciesfacts&name=Ixiochlamys_cuneifolia
- Photos of Genus Ixiochlamys, iNaturalist.ca, https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/560860-Ixiochlamys/browse_photos
- Ixiochlamys, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixiochlamys (last visited Sept. 12, 2021).