in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1 (2): 431 (1845)
Rhizomatous herb; roots and rhizomes fleshy. Leaves 10–60(–105) mm long and 5–15(–25) mm wide, sessile with a slightly winged petiole-like base 5–20(–40) mm long, obtuse or rounded, both surfaces with eglandular hairs 0.4–1 mm long, and sessile glands, margins dentate, crenate, pinnatilobate, with 11–21 teeth. Scapes, 1–5 per tuft, 3–16 cm long at anthesis, 6–30 cm long at fruiting stage, indumentum upright, antrorse, retrorse and appressed, 0.3-0.7 mm long; bracts 3–6, upper ones 2–4 x 0.5–1 mm, lower ones 4–20 x 1–4 mm or occasionally larger; capitulum 7–12 mm wide; involucral bracts lanceolate to narrow lanceolate, glabrous or minute hairs on mid part of outer surface, apex acute, in 2–4 rows, outer bracts shorter than the inner bracts, outer bracts c. 2.2 mm long, inner bracts c. 3 mm long. Ray florets 40 (–50), in 4–6 rows, ligules 0.5–1 mm long, mauve, light yellow, creamy. Disc florets 10(–15), mauve. Cypselas obliquely obovate with lower part unequal, 2.9–3.4 mm long (excluding beak) and 1–1.3 mm wide, dark purplish brown at maturity, glands evenly scattered along dorsal edge and densely covered ventral edges; cypsela beak to 0.6–1 mm long, densely surrounded by glands, and with a white annular collar at its apex. Flowers mostly from Sep.-Oct., and fruits mainly from Sep.-Nov.
CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Tas. Widespread on plains and low hills in central, western and northern Victoria.
Plants from eastern Australia previously treated as Lagenophora huegelii are now referable to Lagenophora gunniana, the former now regarded as being endemic to Western Australia. L. gunniana differs by the number of disc florets 10(–15) (20–50 for L. huegelii), and the transversely wrinkled cypselas on both faces and edges (smooth cypselas in L. huegelii).
Wang, J. & Bean, A.R. (2019). A taxonomic revision of Lagenophora Cass. (Asteraceae) in Australia, Austrobaileya 10(3): 405–442.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|