Rayless Fringed Daisy
Rayless Fringed Daisy
Flower, profile
Rayless Fringed Daisy (Brachyscome ciliaris var brachyglossa)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Sunflowers (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Rayless Fringed Daisy (Brachyscome ciliaris var brachyglossa)
This Photo:     🔍Flower, above🔎
Synonym: Brachycome ciliaris var brachyglossa

Thank you Karen Weaving for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This is a very interesting plant.
In the 2010 survey of the Murray Mallee, it was removed from the project area as "variety will disappear - mutant"
However, more recently in the Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, vol 28, 2014,1-219, Short noted:
"The combination of highly reduced ray corollas and a distinctive leaf morphology indicate that this is a taxon well-worthy of recognition."
Seeds of SA has it as Rare in our region and yet Atlas doesn't recognise it.

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This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)