Common name: Hogweed
Zaleya galericulata (Melville) H.Eichler APNI*
Description: Robust, perennial or annual herb, stems prostrate to ascending, 10–60 cm long, often arising from a thick rootstock.
Leaves ovate or oblong, to 50 mm long, 25 mm wide; petiole to 20 mm, partially ensheathing stem.
Perianth segments 2–3 mm long, pink or purple inside.
Capsule c. 5 mm long; seeds c. 2 mm diam., black.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CC, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld N.T. S.A. W.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & J. Highet
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||In mature fruit the gap in the incomplete septum on inner articulating surface of operculum valve narrowest in the lower half, gap continuing to within c. 0.5 mm of apex of operculum; crown of apex well or only slightly developed||subsp. galericulata|
|In mature fruit the gap in the incomplete septum on inner articulating surface of operculum valve narrowest at the apex, the gap usually continuing to near apex of operculum; crown at apex of operculum not or only slightly developed||subsp. australis|
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