Lagenophora montana Hook.f. APNI*
Synonyms: Lagenophora stipitata var. montana (Hook.f.) Cabrera APNI*
Lagenophora montana var. major Hook.f. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb, with slender spreading rhizomes and fibrous roots.
Leaves oblanceolate to spathulate, obtuse to broadly acute, hirsute to almost glabrous, more or less entire or shallowly dentate, with 2–4 pairs of teeth.
Flower head 3.5 mm diameter; scape 9–25 cm long bearing a few, narrow bracts to 10 mm long, almost glabrous except for appressed hairs below the flower head, and sometimes elsewhere. Involucral bracts narrow-oblong to 3 mm long, obtuse to sub-acute. Ray florets to 3 mm long, white, mauve or purplish, disc florets yellow.
Achenes oblanceolate, 2–3.5 mm long, brown or purplish with paler margins; beak to c. 0.5 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers mostly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand.
Usually in swamps or margins of swamps, of high altitude areas.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: I.C. Clarke (1999) Flora of Victoria, Volume 4, p. 866.
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