Senecio linearifolius var. latifolius I.Thomps. APNI*
Description: Plants not glaucous.
Upper-stem leaves narrow-elliptic or lanceoalte, to 14 cm long; base broad cuneate, truncate, or cordate;auricles sometimes present, entire or with a much smaller second lobe present; margin denticulate or dentate serrate, minutely recurved, teeth usually crowded, frequency c. 3–5 per cm; lower surface glabrous or nearly so, rarely cobwebby; secondary venation usually sharply raised; tertiary venation usually clearly discernible.
Peduncles glabrous or nearly so at anthesis. Involucral bracts 8–11, 2.5–4.0 mm long. Florets 12–19; ligulate florets 4–5; disc florets 8–14.
Achenes 1.5–2.0 mm long, brown, with appressed papillose hairs in bands.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in far SE Australia from Powelltown in south-central Victoria ENE to the Brindabella Ranges in the southern tablelands of NSW. ST; Vic.
Grows at altitudes over 1000 m in forest and woodland.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Tas.
Some specimens are intermediate between this variety and var. denticulatus.
Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Ian R. Thompson (2004) Taxonomic studies of Australian Senecio (Asteraceae): 2. The shrubby, discoid and the allied radiate species. Muelleria 20: 67-110.
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