PlantNET Home PlantNET Home | Search NSW Flora | Contact Us  
Plant Name Search
Index Search
Spatial Search
Identification Keys
HerbLink (Type Images)
Other PlantNET Sites
Other Data Sources

Notice: PlantNET web pages will be unavailable on Mon 6th and Wed 8th July 2015 due to scheduled server maintenance.

Platysace heterophylla (Benth.) C.Norman var. heterophylla Family Apiaceae
Platysace heterophylla var. heterophylla (Benth.) C.Norman APNI*

Synonyms: Platysace sp. A sensu Powell & Hastings (1992) APNI*

Description: Weak subshrub, to 30 cm high; glabrous, scabrous or rarely shortly pubescent.

Leaves 3(–5)-fid at base of the plant, becoming simple; lamina linear, 4–40 mm long, segments 0.2–0.7 mm wide.

Umbels compound, lax, each head 6–25 mm diam.; peduncle 15–35 mm long; rays 3–5, 1–9 mm long; bracts linear, 0.5–2 mm long; bracteoles linear, 0.6–1.1 mm long. Petals 0.7–1.5 mm long, white, pink in bud. Fruit broad elliptic, 1.2–1.8 mm long, 1.8–2.7 mm wide, brown.

Mericarps 0.9–1.3 mm wide, sparsely tuberculate to almost smooth.


Flowering: Flowers mainly Dec.–Apr.

Distribution and occurrence: Usually found in coastal or near coastal heath on sand or swampy situations; between Yamba and Lennox Head and south from Eden.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by J.M. Hart
Taxon concept:

The single variety in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
  Privacy | Copyright | Disclaimer | About PlantNET | Cite PlantNET