Common name: Stiff Groundsel
Senecio behrianus Sond. & F.Muell. ex Sond. APNI*
Description: Subshrub with a woody rhizome; stems erect or decumbent, 20–30 cm high, cobwebby but glabrescent at base.
Leaves linear, 2–3 cm long, 1–2 mm wide, margins usually recurved, finely toothed, upper surface sparsely cobwebby to glabrescent, lower surface cobwebby.
Heads solitary, axillary and terminal; heads cylindrical, c. 3 mm diam., cobwebby; involucral bracts c. 13, 4–5 mm long; bracteoles 2–4. Ray florets c. 6; ligules 3.5–4 mm long; disc florets 10–15.
Achenes 2–2.5 mm long; pappus 6–7 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Recorded from the Darling R. last century, possibly extinct in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Presumed Extinct; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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