Blumea lacera (Burm.f.) DC. APNI*
Description: Annual herb, 0.3–1 m high; stems erect, simple or branched, leafy, villous.
Leaves lyrately lobed to unlobed, 3–15 cm long, 1.2–5.4 cm wide, margins irregularly toothed to erose, upper surface sparsely to densely hairy, upper surface tomentose to velvety; lower leaves obovate to obovate-oblong, obtuse, often apiculate, tapering into a long petiole; upper leaves smaller, oblong to oblong-elliptic, acute, sessile.
Panicles axillary and terminal; heads hemispherical to campanulate, 8–12 mm diam.; peduncles silky; involucral bracts 4-seriate, linear to oblong, apex narrow-acuminate, hairy, the outer shorter. Florets yellow.
Achenes cylindrical, c. 1 mm long, sparsely hairy; pappus white, 3–4 mm long.
Flowering: most of year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wasteland and along roadsides; north from Richmond R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld N.T.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Presumed Extinct
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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