Senecio linearifolius var. macrodontus (DC.) I.Thomps. APNI*
Description: Plants slightly to moderately glaucous on stems and other vegetative parts.
Upper-stem leaves narrow to very narrow-elliptic; base (excluding auricles) attenuate, cuneate, or cordate; auricles, if present, narrowly to broadly connected to lamina, entire or once lobed; margin of leaves denticulate to dentate, frequency of teeth 3–5 per cm; lower surface usually with scattered, spreading, coarse hairs; secondary venation sharply raised; tertiary venation usually discernible.
Peduncles glabrous. Involucral bracts 9–12, 4.5–5.0(–5.5) mm long. Ligulate florets mostly 5–8; disc florets 13–17.
Achenes 2.0–2.5 mm long, glabrous.
Flowering: Spring to Summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in central-eastern New South Wales from Barrington Tops south to Mt Cambewarra.
Grows in basaltic and sandstone-derived loams and sand in dry and wet forest and in woodland.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, ST
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Thompson, Muelleria vol. 20 (2004)
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