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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Compositae
Erigeron sessilifolius

Citation: F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 11:100 (1880).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Pilose annual herb 10-35 cm high; stems robust, erect, branched; basal rosette absent; leaves broadly oblong-cuneate, with up to 5 coarse acute teeth, 1-5 cm long, 3-12 mm wide, sessile with broad bases, decreasing in size up the stems; peduncles 1-3 cm long, with 2 or 3 minute leaves.

Capitula solitary or in loose groups of 2-4, c. 1.5 cm diam.; receptacle 5-9 mm diam.; involucral bracts broad-lanceolate, 3-4 mm long, pubescent; ligules 1.5-2 mm long, white to purple.

Achenes elliptic, c. 1 mm long, pale-brown, with prominently hispid marginal ridges; pappus bristles 6-10, 1-seriate, c. 2 mm long, barbellate, very shortly connate.

Distribution:  On creek edges and waterholes.

  N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Jan. — July.


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

Biology: Known from 3 S.Aust. collections made between 1916 and 1927.

Author: Not yet available


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