Acaena ovina A.Cunn. APNI*
Synonyms: Acaena agnipila var. aequispina Orchard APNI*
Description: Herb 25–60 cm high, moderately pilose, hairs usually spreading, sometimes ± appressed.
Leaves usually 17–23-foliolate; leaflets ± obovate, 8–16 mm long, 5–10 mm wide, upper surface mostly glabrous, lower surface generally densely pilose.
Flowers and fruiting hypanthia in long interrupted spikes or in heads with 3 or 4 flowers scattered on the stem below; peduncles pilose. Fruiting hypanthia ovoid, not ribbed; spines c. 18–35, glabrous to densely pilose, all lacking thickened bases; 3–6 spines 2–4 mm long, remainder < 2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: 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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