Plants of the Castlemaine District

Showy Podolepis - native (Podolepis jaceoides and P. decipiens)

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Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).


In the 2015 issue of Muelleria, Jeffrey Jeanes reclassified the local podolepis species. Two are likely to grow in the district. The most obvious difference between the two are the shape of the intermediate bracts (just below the petals). The bracts are in several rows, with the intermediate bracts half way.

Podolepis jaceoides. Apex of intermediate bracts taper to a distinct (often twisted) point.
Podolepis decipiens. Apex of intermediate bracts blunt or slightly indented.

A survey of local podolepis populations is desirable to give the distribution of each. The specimens illustrated are garden specimens, and are Podolepis jaceoides.


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Photos: Garden specimens.