Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis (Hook.f.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb, to 40 cm high with a stout rootstock, glabrous or almost so.
Leaves in basal rosette; lamina elliptic to ovate, 0.5–4 cm long, 0.2–2.5 cm wide, margins entire to 5–7 lobed; petiole 1–13 cm long.
Umbels 9–23 mm diam., 24–44 flowered on peduncles arising from the base, 6–40 cm long. Bracts 12–16, 4–12 mm long. Flowers bisexual. Petals 1.2–1.7 mm long, white to pink. Ovary 2-locular.
Fruit broad ovate, 2–3.5 mm long, brown; both mericarps maturing. Mericarps 2–3 mm wide, smooth or rugose. Carpophores entire, with four apical appendages, 0.5–1.0 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers January–February
Distribution and occurrence: Found in alpine and subalpine woodland, open scrub, subalpine herbfields and grassland, rarely above 1500 m altitude; south from Namadgee N.P. (west of Canberra).
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Formerly in Apiaceae.
Text by J.M. Hart
Taxon concept: J.M. Hart, 2002
|The single subspecies in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.|
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