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Senecio biserratus Belcher
Family Asteraceae
Senecio biserratus Belcher APNI*

Description: Erect annual herb, 50–100 cm high, ± glabrous or basally bristly.

Leaves broad-lanceolate to ± oblong, 3–12 cm long, 25–45 mm wide, pinnatifid with acute lobes, margins toothed, surfaces glabrous or sparsely pilose; sessile, upper leaves ± stem-clasping with lacerate auricles.

Inflorescence corymbose; heads cylindrical, 2–3 mm diam., mostly glabrous; involucral bracts 7–9, 5–6 mm long; bracteoles 2–5. Florets 15–25, 1–2 mm longer than involucre; outer florets filiform; inner florets tubular.

Achenes 2.0–2.5 mm long, green to brown; pappus 4–5 mm long.


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Flowering: spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows chiefly in sclerophyll forest; mainly south from Gibraltar Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
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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