Senecio pauciradiatus Belcher APNI*
Description: Annual herb, erect, 5–25 cm tall, rarely branched below inflorescence; beaded hairs on lower stem and leaves.
Leaves petiolate or subpetiolate, without auricles, oblanceolate, to 5–6 cm long, 1 cm broad, entire or remotely denticulate; upper leaves sessile, reduced.
Capitula few, tending to be paired, in a compact cyme; calycular bracteoles 3–6 towards peduncle apex, 1 or 2 on receptacle, linear; involucral bracts (7-) 8 (-10), 6–7 mm long. Outer florets (4-) 5 (-7), female; ligule 1–2 (-3) mm long, 1 mm broad, yellow; disc florets 6–8, funnel-shaped; lobes (3-) 4 or 5.
Cypselas 2.5–3 mm long, with short hairs between brown ribs; pappus hairs persistent.
Distribution and occurrence: Endemic to Lord Howe Island: Middle beach & Stevens Point.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by R.O. Belcher
Taxon concept: Flora of Australia 49, Oceanic Islands 1
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