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Bupleurum lancifolium Hornem.
Family Apiaceae
Bupleurum lancifolium Hornem. APNI*

Description: Erect annual herb, 30–70 cm high.

Leaves stem-clasping, ovate or oblong-lanceolate, usually 1.5–4.5 cm long, 1.3–4 cm wide; apex broad-acute with a mucronate tip; lamina with conspicuous fine dark reticulate venation.

Umbels compound, with 3 or more rays; peduncle 2–6 cm; bracts absent; bracteoles ± circular, 8–15 mm long, mucronate; rays 15–20 mm long; pedicels 1.5–2 mm. Flowers 1.2–1.4 mm diam., yellow-green.

Fruit ovoid to globose, 3–5 mm long, conspicuously tuberculate.


Flowering: October–December

Distribution and occurrence: An occasional weed of waste ground. Native of S Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *CT, *ST, *CWS
Other Australian states: *W.A.
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell, except for genera with authors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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