Common name: Bog Carraway
Oreomyrrhis ciliata Hook.f. APNI*
Description: Tufted perennial herb, 15–45 cm, with slender taproot, mostly glabrous.
Leaves in basal rosette, pinnate, oblong in outline, 1–9 cm long, 5–30 mm wide; leaflets 9–19 ± lanceolate, 3–15 mm long, 2–10 mm wide, acute, mucronate, margins ciliate, otherwise glabrous; leaf sheath glabrous; petiole 5–15 cm long, base scarious, sheathing.
Umbels 5–25-flowered; peduncle 3–30 cm long, densely hirsute, longer than leaves in fruit; bracts 6–8, ovate, 4.5–5 mm long. Petals c. 1 mm long, white with yellow midvein, glabrous or pubescent on outside.
Fruit usually 5–18 per umbel, ± ovoid, 2–5 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, glabrous; mericarps with prominent rounded ribs.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in and around bogs, often above the treeline in alpine and subalpine areas, south from Barrington Tops N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by J. M. Powell & A. K. Brooks
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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