Bedfordia is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Asteraceae. The genus includes 3 species, all endemic to Australia.
or small trees
. Stems and leaves
: The young branches and lower surface of leaves and the whorl that surrounds the flower heads are densely covered with short matted and stellate
- Leaves grow first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along the branches; not paired. Leaf edges are entire or with irregular rounded scallops, and have leaf stalks.Flowers: Heads in dense axillary branched cluster which is shorter than the leaves. Flower heads have a flat circular shape; and are surrounded by a hairy bract which is at base. Tubular, bisexual florets, scarcely longer than the bract. Fruits and reproduction: Cylindrical, grooved and not hairy achenes. Pappus bristles are finely toothed and twice as long as achenes. B. salicina intergrades with B. arborescens (a tree) and B. linearis (a shrub).Species