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Common name: Commmon Sneezeweed
Centipeda cunninghamii (DC.) A.Braun & Asch. APNI*
Description: Erect or ascending perennial herb, glabrous or rarely woolly, c. 20 cm high; stems much-branched.
Leaves oblong to ± spathulate, c. 15 mm long and 3–4 mm wide; margins shallowly toothed or subentire; narrowed to base but petiole indistinct.
Heads sessile, usually solitary, ± globose to biconvex, 4–8 mm diam.; involucral bracts ± obovate, 2–3 mm long, apex obtuse, minutely toothed. Female florets usually 6–8-seriate. Bisexual florets 10–30.
Achenes clavate, c. 2 mm long, apex rounded and glabrous above ribs.
Flowering: mostly spring–autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually grows in damp areas subject to flooding, on a range of soil types. All subdivisions except NC; all mainland States, N.Z.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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