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Senecio bipinnatisectus Belcher APNI*
Synonyms: Erechtites atkinsoniae F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect annual plant, mostly 60–120 cm high, glabrous or sparsely hairy.
Leaves pinnatisect to bipinnatisect, mostly 3–10 cm long, 10–60 mm wide, with lobes up to 5 cm long 1–3 mm wide, margins revolute, margins toothed to ± entire, surfaces sparsely hairy to glabrescent; sessile with pinnatisect auricles at base.
Inflorescence corymbose; heads cylindrical, 2–3 mm diam., ± glabrous; involucral bracts usually 8–10, 5–7 mm long; bracteoles 3–7. Florets 20–25, slightly longer than involucre; outer florets filiform; inner florets tubular.
Achenes c. 2 mm long, dark red; pappus 5–6 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows chiefly in the coastal ranges in moist gullies; north from Batemans Bay and Braidwood districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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