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Senecio velleioides A.Cunn. ex DC. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb or shrub 30–130 cm high, glabrous.
Leaves oblong-ovate to oblanceolate or ± obovate, mostly 3–12 cm long, 10–40 mm wide, margins toothed to entire, lamina glabrous, glaucous and relatively thin, lowest leaves tapered and base petiole-like, others only slightly narrowed and then base cordate, sessile and stem-clasping.
Inflorescence corymbose, heads few to many; heads campanulate, 5–6 mm diam., glabrous; involucral bracts 12–14, 5–7 mm long; bracteoles usually absent. Ray florets 6–9; ligules 6–8 mm long.
Achenes 2–2.5 mm long, brown; pappus 5–8 mm long.
Flowering: chiefly summer and autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest, in the ranges south from Gloucester and Rylstone districts; also recorded from Kaputar N.P. where the leaves are not glaucous but are larger, thicker and the margins more strongly toothed.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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