Lemooria burkittii (Benth.) P.S.Short


Muelleria 7: 113 (1989) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Branches wiry, reddish to c. 10 cm long. Leaves linear, 5–20 mm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide, glabrous or with glandular hairs. Compound heads depressed ovoid, 6–12 mm diam., subtended by 12–18 bracts. Capitula c. 10–20 per compound head; capitular bracts 4–8, ovate to lanceolate or elliptic, 2.8–3.4 mm long, 0.6–1.3 mm wide; florets 1 or 2 per capitulum, corolla-tube 1.8–2.5 mm long, yellow. Cypselas c. obovoid, 0.7–1.2 mm long; pappus bristles 8–12, c. half as long as corolla-tube. Flowers c. Aug.

MuM, MSB. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Very rare in Victoria, known with certainty only near Lindsay Point in far north-west of the State where rediscovered in 2013 after being presumed extinct. The only other collection from the same area was made in 1948. Common and widespread in other States.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Lemooria. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-10-23
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Lemooria
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Lemooria burkittii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lemooria burkittii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native

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