Finke Two MileSilverton Daisy

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

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  • 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

  1. Wildflowers & Plants of Inland Australia by Anne Urban, ISBN: 0-646-41688-X, Genus Ixiochlamys, p207
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Photos of Genus Ixiochlamys, iNaturalist.ca, https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/560860-Ixiochlamys/browse_photos
  5. Ixiochlamys, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixiochlamys (last visited Sept. 12, 2021).

Finke Two MileSilverton Daisy

West MacDonnell RangesBirthday Waterhole Ellery Creek Big Hole Finke Two Mile Glen Helen Gorge Jay Creek John Flynn’s Grave Historical Reserve Laura Creek Larapinta Drive Mount Sonder / Rwetyepme Namatjira Drive The Neil Hargrave Lookout Ochre Pits Ormiston Gorge & Pound Point Howard Lookout Redbank Gorge Simpsons Gap

MacDonnell RangesEast MacDonnell Ranges West MacDonnell Ranges Tjoritja West MacDonnell National Park