Mauranthemum paludosum (Poir.) Vogt & Obepr.

Taxon 44: 377 (1995) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Erect annual to 30 cm high, glabrous; stem solitary or branched. Leaves petiolate becoming sessile upwards, obovate-spathulate, 15–35(–55) mm long, 3–12(–20) mm wide, dentate to pinnatifid. Capitula 20–25 mm diam.; involucral bracts ovate to oblong, herbaceous with black scarious margins. Ray florets 17–20, pale yellow or white with yellow or green base; ligules 6–10 mm long; disc florets numerous, yellow, 5-lobed. Cypselas 2–3 mm long with 7–10 ribs; pappus absent, those of ray florets a corona to c. 2 mm long. Flowers spring–summer.

*GipP, *VVP. Native to Spain, Portugal and northern Africa (Morocco to Libya). A putative garden escape that has been collected at Deer Park and Yan Yean.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-01-15
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-02-04
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Mauranthemum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Mauranthemum paludosum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Mauranthemum paludosum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales