Triptilodiscus pygmaeus

Family Asteraceae

Pygmy Sunray

Short lived ephemeral herb to 8 cm high. Longevity less than 1 year.

Flowers: Pale yellow, September – November.

Fruit: Achene 2 mm long, with plumed pappus of 3 -4 bristles.

Seed: Wind dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Grassland and woodland habitat.
  • Occasional in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden in suitable seasons.
  • Killed by fire.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Triptilodiscus pygmaeus plant

Triptilodiscus pygmaeus flower