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Genus Lordhowea Family Asteraceae

Description: An erect, glabrous shrub.

Leaves with petiolate, elliptic-ovate, and trinerved leaves.

Inflorescences or flower heads are corymbose, radiate. Involucre escalyculate. Florets pale yellow; ray florets with a short and narrow lamina. Style branches with short, conical, terminal appendages, and with separate stigmatioc areas.

Achenes oblong, ribbed, glabrous. Pappus of many fine, persistent bristles.


Distribution and occurrence: Lord Howe Island- 1 endemic species- Lordhowea insularis.

Text by Lawrence Mou
Taxon concept: Bremer, K. (1994)

One species in NSW: Lordhowea insularis

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