Senecio linearifolius var. intermedius I.Thomps. APNI*
Description: Plant mildy glaucous at least on newer growth.
Upper-stem leaves narrow to very narrow-elliptic, narrow-lanceolate or linear to narrow-linear, to 12 cm long, attenuate or cuneate; small auricles sometimes present; margin entire to denticulate, or sometimes serrate; lower surface usually glaucous with weak, coarse, spreading hairs commonly present between the veins, glabrescent; secondary venation ± distinct; tertiary venation variably discernible.
Peduncles mostly glabrous, variously glaucous, rarely cobwebby shortly prior to anthesis. Involucral bracts 8–12, 3–4 mm long. Florets 15–22; ligulate florets 4–6, rarely 8; disc florets 11–14.
Achenes 1.6–2.3 mm long, with appressed papillose hairs in bands.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in SE New South Wales from Lake George S to Bredbo, infar NE Victoria around Suggan Buggan and Mt Wheeler.
Grows in forest and woodland.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Ian R. Thompson (2004) Taxonomic studies if Australian Senecio (Asteraceae): 2. The shrubby, discoid species and the allied radiate species Senecio linearifolius.
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