Xanthosia dissecta Hook.f.

Cut-leaved Xanthosia

Icon. Pl. 4: t. 302 (1841) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted herb to 10 cm high; rootstock short, woody; branches procumbent. Leaves mostly basal; lamina 5–20 mm long, 15–25 mm wide, usually glabrescent, bi- or tri-ternately dissected, ultimate segments linear to ovate, 1–2 mm wide; petiole 1–8 cm long. Inflorescence terminating short axillary branches or leaf-opposed, compound; peduncle to 25 mm long; bracts linear to narrowly ovate, 2–3 mm long; rays (1)2; umbellules 1–3-flowered, flowers all bisexual; bracteoles linear to narrowly elliptic, 2–3 mm long, free to base. Sepals and petals to c. 1 mm long, petals white or reddish; nectary glabrous. Fruit c. 2 mm long; mericarps finely ribbed. Flowers spring and summer.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro. Occurring across southern Victoria in wettish heaths and heathy woodlands or beside swamps or streams.

Source: Duretto, M.F.; Hart, J.M. (1999). Xanthosia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Xanthosia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Xanthosia dissecta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Xanthosia dissecta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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South Australia
New South Wales