Acaena agnipila Gand. APNI*
Description: Herb with stems 20–50 cm high, erect or ascending, ± densely pilose with spreading hairs.
Leaves usually 17–23-foliolate, leaflets ovate to oblong, 8–15 mm long, 6–9 mm wide, densely appressed-pilose below, moderately appressed-pilose above.
Flowers and fruiting hypanthia in long interrupted spikes with 3 or 4 flowers scattered on the stem below; peduncles pilose. Fruiting hypanthia ovoid, glabrous or pilose; spines glabrous, 30–40, all 1–2.5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in eastern half of the State.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by G. J. Harden & A. N. Rodd
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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