Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves toothed or ternately divided. Inflorescence a simple umbel, surrounded by a radiating involucre of white to slightly coloured, often woolly to tomentose bracts; outer flowers often male, inner flowers bisexual and/or female. Sepals lobed or truncate; petals spathulate or orbicular, or absent; nectary often not quite at base of style; fruit ovate, compressed, 5-ribbed; carpophore absent.

15 species: 14 in Australia and 1 in New Zealand.

Source: Jobson, P.K. (1999). Actinotus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
Higher taxa
genus Actinotus
Subordinate taxa