Picris burbidgei S.Holzapfel APNI*
Description: Erect annual, 50–120 cm high; stems many with ribs.
Basal leaves (often withered) 10–20 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide; narrow-lanceolate to narrow-ovate, emtire to toothed; cauline leaves numerous 4–20 cm long, 0.4–2.5 cm wide, lanceolate to narrow-lanceolate, margins toothed; upper stem leaves 2–4 cm long.
Flower heads few to many in terminal racemes, up to 30 florets. Involucral bracts 28–40, in 3 or 4 irregular rows, bracts reflexed to straight, each bract with a single line of short, mainly simple, strong to slender, but sometimes also 2-hooked hairs along the midrib on the outer side.
Achenes 4–5.2 mm long with a short cuspis, ribbed; pappus plumose, 5–8 mm long, with 50–80 hairs.
Distribution and occurrence: In coastal regions of NSW. Queensland and New Zealand.
In NSW in mountain forest of lower altitudes, rainforest, wet and dry sclerophyll forest, frequently collected from roadsides, also mountainous grassland.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Qld
Named for the Australian botanist Nancy Burbridge.
Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Holzapfel, S. & Lack, H.W. (1993) New species of Picris (Asteraceae, Lactuceae) from Australia. Willdenowia 23(1/2) p 185.
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