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Senecio amygdalifolius F.Muell.
Family Asteraceae
Senecio amygdalifolius F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Perennial herb or shrub, mostly 80–150 cm high, glabrous.

Leaves with lamina narrow-ovate to narrow-elliptic, mostly 5–12 cm long, 10–30 mm wide, apex acute to acuminate, base ± rounded and often asymmetric, margins regularly toothed, lamina glabrous; petiole 5–20 mm long.

Inflorescence corymbose; heads narrow-campanulate, c. 10 mm diam., glabrous; involucral bracts 12–14, 8–10 mm long; bracteoles 7–9. Ray florets usually 4–8; ligules 10–13 mm long.

Achenes 4–6 mm long, glabrous; pappus 8–10 mm long, pinkish.


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: mainly spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sclerophyll forest, often near rainforest or in rainforest regrowth; chiefly on the ranges north from Morisset.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
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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