Ageratina ligustrina (DC.) R.M.King & H.Rob.

Phytologia 19: 223 (1970) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Shrub to 2.5 m high; stems green to purple, glabrous. Leaves opposite, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 7–9 cm long, 2.5–3 cm wide, glabrous; margin subentire with a few very shallow teeth; petiole c. 15 mm long; base attenuate; apex obtuse to acute. Inflorescence of numerous capitula; capitula 5–7 mm diam.; involucre cylindric, 4–5 mm long; bracts narrowly lanceolate, green to reddish, glabrescent. Florets (6–)7–12, white to purplish, c. 6 mm long. Cypselas cylindric, c. 2.5 mm long, black, glabrous; pappus of bristle, 3 mm long, white. Flowers May–Oct.

*HSF. Native to Central America. In Victorian known from one population at Sherbrook in the Dandenong Ranges, where probably the result of a garden escape.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-01-21
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Ageratina
Higher taxa


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

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South Australia