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Genus Solenogyne Family Asteraceae

Description: Rosette forming perennial herbs; rhizome short, vertical; roots fleshy.

Leaves radical, margins toothed.

Heads axillary, solitary on unbranched scapes; involucral bracts imbricate, 2–4-seriate, subequal, herbaceous; receptacle flat or convex, shallowly pitted, naked. Ray florets 3- or 4-seriate, female, ligulate. Disc florets fewer, bisexual, sterile, tubular, mostly 4-toothed. Anthers obtuse at base, terminal appendage acute. Style branches with short subulate appendages, papillose.

Achenes flattened, ± obovate, beak minute or absent, smooth, non-glandular; pappus absent.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 4 species, Australia & Japan. Australia: 3 species (endemic), Qld, N.S.W., Vic., Tas.

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

 Key to the species 
1Scapes slender; bracts reflexed in fruitSolenogyne bellioides
Scapes robust; bracts not reflexed in fruit2
2Glabrous or sparsely and finely pilose herbs; leaves densely toothed with usually more than 14 teeth per margin, lower surface paler greenSolenogyne dominii
Prominently hirsute herbs; leaves sinuate to sparsely toothed with less than 14 teeth per margin, concolorous
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Solenogyne gunnii

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