Senecio diaschides D.G.Drury APNI*
Synonyms: Senecio cahillii Belcher APNI*
Senecio sp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Erect perennial herbs, mostly 50–100 cm high, glabrescent, with few major branches below inflorescence.
Lowest leaves oblanceolate, 10–12 cm long and 15–25 mm wide, margins coarsely toothed, withering early; middle leaves narrow-oblanceolate to linear, 5–10 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, margins irregularly toothed or entire, glabrescent; sessile, auricles absent or simple or toothed.
Inflorescences corymbose; heads cylindrical, 2–3 mm diam., ± glabrous; involucral bracts 8 or 9 or rarely to 11, 4.5–5 mm long; bracteoles 4–8. Florets 8–20, c. 2 mm longer than involucre; outer florets filiform; inner florets tubular.
Achenes c. 2.5 mm long, reddish brown; pappus 3–5 mm long.
Flowering: mainly summer–autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist sites in sclerophyll forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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