Picris angustifolia subsp. carolorum-henricorum (Lack) S.Holzapfel APNI*
|Picris angustifolia subsp. carolorum-henricorum (Lack) S.Holzapfel ||Family Asteraceae|
Synonyms: Picris carolorum-henricorum Lack APNI*
Description: Annual to perennial, 20–140 cm high, with sparse to usually dense simple and 2-fid hairs, stems few to moderately branched.
Basal and lower stem leaves petiolate to sessile, 8–30 cm long, 0.4–3 cm wide, lanceolate to oblanceolate to linear, entire to dentate. Stem leaves few to many, becoming smaller and sessile towards the apex.
Peduncles 4–12 cm long, with 0–4 bracts below the head, heads 5–7 cm diameter, in terminal cymes or corymbs, involucral bracts hairless or with an incomplete or complete single line of simple or 2-fid hooked hairs along the midrib, 2–12 mm long; ligules 4–12 mm long.
Achenes 2.9–5.2 mm long, with short beak 0.1–0.7 mm long, pappus of bristles 4–9 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Coastal areas and the Great Dividing Range in NSW, and Queensland.
Mountainous and coastal grasslands, coastal rocky area, bottoms of valleys and river gullies, streams. In open Eucalypt forest and woodland, oceans beaches, foredunes and adjacent sandy areas.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS, ?SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Tas.
Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Holzapfel (1994) Revision of Picris s.l. in Australia. Willdenowia 24 (1/2).
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