Erigeron bilbaoanus (Remy) Cabrera

Revista Mus. La Plata, Secc. Bot. 2: 254 (1939) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Annual to 2 m high; stem greenish, finely striate pale yellowish- or reddish-brown, unbranched between base and inflorescence, sparsely hispid (often with robust, tubercle based hairs). Lower leaves (narrowly-)oblanceolate, 2–9 cm long, 3–8 mm wide, finely strigose-scabrous mostly on the margins and midrib, entire or shallowly and distantly serrate; upper leaves narrow-elliptic to linear, 1.5–6 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, margins strigose-scabrous (hairs often longer and spreading towards the base), usually entire. Capitula numerous in a narrowly cylindric to narrowly pyramidal panicle; involucres ovoid to urceolate, 3–4 mm long; bracts virtually glabrous, lanceolate or narrowly triangular, glossy chestnut-brown inside at maturity; receptacle 1–1.5 mm diam., rather rough with irregularly raised margins to attachment scars. Outer florets with minute oblique, white to purplish, irregularly toothed limb to 0.5 mm long. Cypselas (slightly curved-)oblong, c. 1–1.5 mm long; pappus bristles straw-coloured, c. 2–3 mm long. Flowers mostly late summer and autumn.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGU, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *HNF, *HSF, *MuF, *NIS, *OtP, *Strz, *VRiv, *VVP. Also naturalised SA, NSW, ACT. Native to South America. An early introduction in Victoria, first collected in Gippsland in 1888. Although widespread, apparently not as successfully weedy as E. sumatrensis or perhaps overlooked. Mostly found in the eastern half of the State, often collected from riparian sites.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2015-12-03
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Erigeron
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Erigeron bilbaoanus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Erigeron bilbaoanus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced
Dundas Tablelands present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced
East Gippsland Uplands present introduced
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present introduced
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory