Leptinella longipes Hook.f. APNI*
Synonyms: Cotula longipes (Hook.f.) W.M.Curtis APNI*
Description: Stoloniferous perennial herb; branches prostrate, usually slow creeping with leaves clustered near tip; glabrous to sparsely hairy.
Leaves oblong to ovate, pinnatifid with well-developed teeth or deeply lobed, pinnae often widely spaced; lamina 3–8 cm long, 9–20 mm wide, glandular punctate, pinnae ovate to oblanceolate and acute to obtuse; petioles slender, to 10 cm long, sheathing at base.
Heads c. 6 mm diam.; peduncles slender, usually as long as leaves; involucral bracts circular to obovate, obtuse, usually glabrous, herbaceous with hyaline margins. Florets sessile; outer 3- or 4-seriate, corolla tubular and glandular.
Achenes 1–2.5 mm long, slightly compressed with thickened margins, corolla not persisting.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swamps, chiefly in coastal districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Intermediates occur between these 2 taxa; further investigation is required.
Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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