Common Name

Smooth Centrolepis




Annual forb to 8cm tall.  Leaves at the base of the plant, with a sheath at the base.  Leaves 0.8-8cm long, less than 1mm wide, flattened, lax, hairless.  'Flowers' tiny (less than 3mm across), brown, in cylindrical heads of 3-7 'flowers' at the tops of the stems.  Rare SA.

Differs from Centrolepis eremica and Centrolepis polygyna in that the leaves are soft, there are 3-7 'flowers' per head, and that the leaf like bract under each flower head is straight and about the same length as the flower head.

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