Senecio productus I.Thomps. APNI*
Description: Herbs to c. 0.3 m tall, ± glabrous.
Mid-stem leaves mostly 2–7 cm long, unndivided or lobate to sub-pinnatisect; base attenuate, entire denticulate or dentate; undivided leaves linear or very narrow-elliptic; divided laeves with up to 3 segments per side. Upper-stem leaves with base sometimes shallow auriculate, hardly stem-clasping.
Inflorescence corymbose; involucre bracts 4.5–7.0 mm long; bracteoles 3–5. Florets 25–45; female florets 8–13, corolla tube 2–3 mm long; ligule c. 1 mm long or vestigial; corolla of bisexual florets 3–4 mm long.
Achenes dimorphic, achenes of bisexual florets 2.5–4.5 mm long, achenes of female florets 3–6 mm long; pappus 3–4 mm long, absent from mature achenes of the female florets.
Flowering: Flowers mostly winter and spring.
Distribution and occurrence: One subspecies in NSW: Senecio productus subsp. productus
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, SFWP
One subspecies in NSW: Senecio productus subsp. productus. One subspecies in South Australia: Senecio productus subsp. magnus.
Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Ian R. Thompson (2005) Taxonomic studies of Australian Senecio (Asteraceae): 4. A revision of Senecio glossanthus and recognition of allied species with long ligules. Muelleria 21: 3-21 (2005)
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