Entry for ATHRIXIA elata Sond. [family COMPOSITAE]
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K)
Flora Capensis, Vol 3, page 44, (1894) Author: (By W. H. HARVEY).
ATHRIXIA elataSond. [family COMPOSITAE], in Linn. vol. 23, p. 67
stem tall, tapering upwards, very much branched, the branches lateral, spreading, filiform, simple or ramulous; leaves linear, sessile, acute, glabrous and smooth above, tomentose with revolute margins beneath; heads terminal and lateral-secund in the axils of the upper leaves; invol. scales bristle-pointed, squarrose; achenes pilose; pappus with interposed scales. Stems 2–3 feet high, rigid, ligneous, terete, straight and tapering to a fine point; branches lateral, spreading or recurved, filiform, in large specimens emitting lateral, spreading twigs; young parts cobwebbed or woolly, old glabrate and glossy. Leaves about 1 inch long, 1/2 line wide. Heads sometimes ending the branches, but more commonly subsessile, or on short, axillary twigs in the axils of the upper leaves, and then secund. Achenes exactly like those of A. phylicæfolia.
SOUTH AFRICA Magalisberg, Burke & Zeyher! Zey.! 911. Basutu Land, 735, and Albert, No. 1754, T. Cooper! (Herb. Hk., D., Sd.)