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Elephantopus mollis Kunth
Family Asteraceae
Elephantopus mollis Kunth APNI*

Description: Erect herb to 1 m high; stems branched in upper half.

Leaves ovate, narrowly ovate or narowly obovate, 6–25 cm long, 5–10 cm wide, stem-clasping, crenate to sharply toothed, pilose.

Compound heads to 20 mm diam.; bracts 3, ± cordate, acute to short-acuminate, c. 10 mm long and 8 mm wide, pilose; involucral bracts narrowly ovate, acuminate, margin membranous at least below, sparsely hairy. Florets 5–6 mm long, white (or pink).

Achenes c. 3 mm long; pappus of 5 bristles widened at base, 3–4.5 mm long.


Herbarium
Sheet

Distribution and occurrence: Recorded in the Murwillumbah district (NC).; native from Mexico to Argentina.

Naturalised weed in pasture.
NSW subdivisions: *NC
AVH map***

Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: E.A. Brown (1992)


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