Logfia gallica (L.) Coss. & Germ.

Ann. Sci. Nat., ser. 2, 20: 291 (1843) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect herb to c. 20 cm high, whitish- or greyish-cottony. Leaves linear or lanceolate, 0.5–2 cm long, c. 0.1 cm wide, somewhat rigid and erect, margins c. revolute. Capitula c. 2–12 together in small clusters and surrounded by leaves to c. twice length of clusters; involucral bracts c. 2.5–3.5 mm long, mainly hyaline but with greenish midribs (the inner, conduplicate ones with hard, thickened walls), outer surface with cottony hairs on the midrib, the hyaline apices brownish or purplish; female florets 12–18; bisexual florets 2–3. Cypselas obovoid, c. 0.5 mm long, sparsely papillate; pappus bristles c. 12–24. Flowers Nov.–Dec.

*CVU, *DunT, *Gold, *GGr, *OtP, *VVP, *Wim. Also WA, SA, ACT, Tas. An uncommon weed in Victoria, apparently confined to grasslands and grassy woodlands (both native and cultivated) in the western and south-central parts of the state (e.g. Hamilton district, Mt Arapiles, Black Range, Mt Beckwith, Mt Cotteril).

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Logfia. 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 Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Logfia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Logfia gallica in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Logfia gallica in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory