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Genus Lagenophora Family Asteraceae

Synonyms: Lagenifera Cass. APNI*

Description: Rosette-forming perennial herbs, usually stoloniferous.

Leaves radical, toothed to lobed.

Heads hemispherical, solitary on unbranched scapes; involucral bracts numerous, herbaceous with scarious margins, imbricate in several series; receptacle naked, flat or convex. Ray florets female, fertile, ligulate, 2–4-seriate. Disc florets fewer, bisexual, sterile, tubular, 5-toothed. Anthers obtuse at base, apical appendage lanceolate. Style branches with subulate, papillose appendages.

Achenes compressed, with marginal ridges and an apical beak; pappus absent.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 18 species, South-East Asia, New Zealand, Central & South America. Australia: 4 species (native), all States except N.T.

Text by M. F. Porteners & E. A. Brown
Taxon concept:

Taxa not yet included in identification key
Lagenophora brachyglossa

 Key to the species 
1Stolons present, roots fibrous2
Stolons absent, roots fleshyLagenophora gracilis
2Scape hirsute with spreading hairsLagenophora stipitata
Scape mostly glabrous except for more or less appressed hairs below the flower head
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Lagenophora montana

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