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Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) Kuntze
Family Asteraceae
Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) Kuntze APNI*

Description: Erect or ascending herb, 0.5–1.5 m high, glabrous or pilose.

Leaves lyrate-pinnatifid, 2–6 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, lobes toothed, sometimes lateral lobes absent, surfaces sparsely hairy; petiolate.

Heads ± globose, 3–4 mm diam.; involucral bracts ovate to broad-ovate, in 1 row, 1–1.5 mm long, acute. Florets white to light green.

Achenes obovoid, 1–1.2 mm long, apex glandular; pappus of 2 minute scales, non-persistent.


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Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on rainforest margins in damp, shady positions; north from Murwillumbah district. Native to Asia, also recoded from Africa and probably introduced and naturalised in Australia (see Bean 2007 A new system for determining which plant species are indigenous in Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 20: 18 for a discussion of this taxon).
NSW subdivisions: *NC
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic.
AVH map***

Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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