Senecio angulatus L. APNI*
Description: Glabrous, scrambling perennial to c. 5 metres high.
Leaves rhombic to ovate, 3–5 cmX1–5 cm, fleshy, shallowly lobed or toothed (rarely entire), petiole 1–4 cm long.
Inflorescence a terminal cormbose panicle 4–8 cm diam; heads radiate, urn-shaped, 5–7 mm long; bracts 7–9, bracteoles present; ray florets 4–6, yellow, ligules 6–9 mm long; disc florets 10–15.
Cypselas 2–2.5 mm long, pale brown, with scatterd hairs; pappus deciduous, of 6–7 mm long white hairs.
Flowering: May to Jul
Distribution and occurrence: Native of South Africa. Naturalised in Vic, SA, NSW
Near coastal areas on foredunes, and near settlements.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *CT, *NFWP
Text by N.G. Walsh
Taxon concept: Flora of Victoria vol. 4 (1999)
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