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Acaena anserovina
Family Rosaceae
Acaena anserovina APNI*

Description: Stems erect, 20–40 cm high, glabrous or sparsely hairy, stolons often present.

Leaves 11–19-foliolate; leaflets ± elliptic, 10–18 mm long, 5–10 mm wide, margins deeply lobed, upper surface green and glabrous, lower surface green and ± glabrous to glaucous with appressed hairs.

Flowers and fruiting hypanthia in globose or ovoid heads with 3 or 4 scattered on stems below; peduncles pilose.

Fruiting hypanthia with unequal spines; spines 3–6 mm long, 4–6 slender spines at the apex, and several smaller ones on the body of the hypanthia.


Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

These plants ar hybrids between A. novae-zelandiae and the A. ovina s. lat. complex.


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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