Giant-headed New Holland Daisy
Flowering, from above
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Daisies|
|Family:||Daisy (Asteraceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Giant-headed New Holland Daisy (Vittadinia megacephala)|
|This Photo:||🔍Seed Head🔎|
|Other names:||Big-head New Holland Daisy, Giant New Holland Daisy or Large-head New Holland Daisy|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The common name derives from the species name; "mega" which means very large, big or giant & "cephala" meaning 'of the head'.
Thanks to Ian Gibbins for informing us that the genus name of Vittadinia is in honour of "Carlo Vittadini, (1800-1865), an Italian doctor and mycologist, author of several important works on Italian mushroom species. The name was given by French botanist Achille Richard in 1832 to a species he collected in New Zealand."
We seemed to have missed measuring this genera; we will rectify this at the earliest opportunity.