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Acmella grandiflora (Turcz.) R.K.Jansen
Family Asteraceae
Acmella grandiflora (Turcz.) R.K.Jansen APNI*

Synonyms: Spilanthes grandiflora Turcz. APNI*

Description: Herb up to 60 cm high.

Leaves linear to ovate, (rarely ovate and lobed), 3.5–12 cm long, 4–20 mm wide, entire to toothed subsessile or shortly petiolate.

Heads 6–10 mm diam.; peduncle 10–20 cm long; involucral bracts 3-seriate. Ray florets with ligules 5–10 mm long, yellow.

Achenes 1.5–2.5 mm long; margins ciliate; pappus absent or often 2 or 3 subequal bristles.


Flowering: summer–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swamps and wet areas, uncommon, north from Lismore district.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld N.T.
AVH map***

Text by L. Murray
Taxon concept:

N.S.W. occurrences are: var. brachyglossa

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.
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