Senecio campylocarpus I.Thomps. APNI*
Synonyms: Senecio glandulosus (DC.) Sch.Bip. APNI*
Description: Erect herb to 1.5 m high.
Leaves in the middle of stems ± evenly spaced and sized, narrow-elliptic to linear, 10–24 cm long, not dissected, base attenuate, margin usually minutely denticulate, surfaces ± glabrous or sparcely appressed-cobwebby, glabresent. Uppermost leaves sometimes developing small, entire auricles, hardly amplexicaul.
Inflorescence of many flowerheads, 30–100 per stem; bracteoles 4–8; involucre 5–8 mm long; involucral bracts mostly 12–14, sparcely cobwebby, glabresecent. Florets 30–50, 80% female; corolla of bisexual florets 4.5–6 mm long, 4-lobed, corolla of female florets 3 or 4-lobed.
Achenes flask-shaped the outer ones more curved, 2.5–3.5 mm long, brown with papillose hairs scattered in lines. Pappus 5–6 mm long.
Flowering: Spring to Autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in SE Australia: in SE NSW between Crookwell and Canberra; in cental Victoria along the Murray River and S to the coast at Welshpool; and in NE Tasmania near Cressy.
Grows in loam to clay soils in forest and woodland, usually seasonally inundated areas.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Similar to S. quadridentatus but differs by its sparsely haired to glabrous leaves and stems, broader leaves tapering distinctly to each end, broader involucral bracts reflexed rather than spreading at maturity.
Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Ian R. Thompson (2004) Muelleria 19: 101-214
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