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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Umbelliferae
Bupleurum semicompositum

Citation: L., Demonstr. Pl. 7 (1753).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Small slender much-branched spreading glaucous annual, up to 30 cm high; lower leaves narrow-spathulate to linear, petiolate, 1-3 cm long, obtuse to acute; upper leaves linear, sessile, semi-amplexicaul, acuminate, with 3-5 parallel veins.

Umbels with 3-6 unequal filiform rays and 3-6 linear 3-nerved involucral bracts (0.25-0.5 times as long as the longest ray); umbellules 3-6-flowered, with 3-6- linear-lanceolate or rarely narrow-elliptical prominently 3-veined aristate bracteoles which exceed the flowers.

Fruit subglobular, c. 1.5 mm long, studded with small white tubercles which conceal the slender fibs; carpophore undivided, persistent; vittae absent.

Published illustration: Zohary (1972) Flora Palaestina 2:t. 599.

Distribution:  Dry places, on sandy soils, mainly in coastal areas.

S.Aust.: NU, GT, FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE.   W.Aust..   Native to southern Europe.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.


SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

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