Senecio microbasis I.Thomps.

Narrow Fireweed

Muelleria 19: 175 (2004) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect perennial to 60 cm high; stems ± glabrous or sparsely appressed-cottony basally. Leaves not dissected, ± entire or with remotely denticulate or dentate margins; lower surface purple; mid-stem leaves pseudopetiolate, attenuate at base, narrow-oblanceolate to linear, 4–10 cm long, to 15 mm wide, both surfaces scabridulous; upper leaves narrow-linear, sometimes auriculate, sparsely coarse-hairy or glabrous. Inflorescences corymbose, typically with 20–60 capitula; capitula non-radiate; involucre narrowly cylindric, 5.0–7.0 mm long, glabrous; bracts 7–13; bracteoles present; florets 12–25, bisexual and female. Cypselas narrow oblong-ellipsoid or slightly lageniform, 2.0–2.8 mm long, red-brown or dark brown, papillose-hairy in lines; pappus of slender hairs 4.5–6 mm long, deciduous.   Flowers spring–summer                                                                                                                                                                   

CVU, EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM. In Victoria grows in drier forest and woodland, mostly in east Gippsland between the Tambo and Snowy River with a few sporadic occurrences in central Victoria.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2015-09-18
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Senecio
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Senecio microbasis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Senecio microbasis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
New South Wales