Yellow Daisy Montagu

Yellow Daisy Montagu

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A moderately branched, 0.4-0.6(-0.9) m high shrub. Stems ascending-erect, leafy, becoming nude and marked with leaf-scars. Leaves alternate or decussate and 4-ranked, spreading or usually squarrose-recurved, 2-15 x 1.5-7 mm, glabrous or seldom sparsely pilose marginally, indistinctly glandular-punctate, acute and mucronate with a hooked apex; margins entire, thickened. Capitula 3-12 together in terminal cymes, radiate, yellow, flowerheads 6-8(-10) mm diameter. Peduncles 2-10 mm long during flowering, usually obscured by leaves. Involucre bell-shaped, 2-6(-9) mm wide. Involucral bracts 25-60, outer ovate, inner gradually narrower and longer, innermost with a spreading apical limb, up to 8 mm long, gland-dotted, light yellowish brown with a central greenish patch. Receptacle paleate. Paleae canaliculate, linear or narrowly spatulate, 5-8 mm long, gland-dotted, acute. Ray florets 7-20, tube 2-3 mm long, � glandular; lamina elliptic, 2-3.5 x 0.8-1.5 mm, 4-veined. Disc florets 20-60, perfect. Corolla 3.6-5.6 mm long, 0.6-0.9 mm wide. Cypselas almost terete, linear, 1.8-4.5 x 0.3-0.6 mm, glabrous or sparsely pilose in ray florets. Pappus crownlike, of connate scales, up to 0.6 mm long.