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Vittadinia cuneata DC. var. cuneata Family Asteraceae
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata DC. APNI*

Synonyms: Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata f. minor N.T.Burb. APNI*
Vittadinia cuneata var. A form A in Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Vittadinia cuneata DC. var. cuneata f. cuneata APNI*
Vittadinia cuneata var. A in Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*

Description: Sharp stiff and appressed hairs on leaves and stems, or hairs loose and spreading on stems.

Leaves conduplicate.

Hairs on involucral bracts similar to those on stems, and with minute glandular hairs.

Achenes with short, dense appressed hairs or glabrous on lower portion, spreading above. 5–7 ribs.

Flowering: Flowering mostly October to March.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in a variety of habitats, widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

2 forms of this variety were formerly described. Those with achenes and heads in the smaller size range and with a more easterly range were known as f. minor.Those with somewhat larger achenes and heads, and with a more westerly distribution were f. cuneata.

Text by J. Scott & J. Everett, edited Clare Herscovitch, Jan 2013
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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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