Senecio murrayanus Wawra

Itin. Princ. S.-Coburgi 2: 48 (1888) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: extinct (x)

Erect or ascending, glabrous or glabrescent annual to c. 40 cm high, usually several-branched from base. Leaves sessile, the uppermost sometimes auriculate, c. oblong, 3–10 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, distantly toothed to shallowly lobed, somewhat fleshy; surfaces glabrous, or rarely, the lower surface very sparsely pubescent. Inflorescence of (1–)3–10 capitula; capitula radiate; involucre cup-shaped or campanulate, 4.5–7 mm long; bracts 18–21; bracteoles few. Ray florets 8–15, bright yellow, ligules 6–9 mm long; disc florets c. 55–90, yellow. Cypselas fusiform but narrowly tapered toward apex, 5–6 mm long, densely papillose-pubescent all over; pappus of fine white barbellate hairs 5–6 mm long, persistent. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

Also Qld, NSW. Extremely rare, if not extinct, in Victoria, known for the state by a few pre-1900 specimens (Pine Plains, Kerang, 'Wimmera', 'north-western district near Mallee'). Habitat uncertain, but probably on loamier mallee soils, or clay-loam.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Senecio. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-09-17
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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 murrayanus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Senecio murrayanus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee extinct native
Victorian Riverina extinct native

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New South Wales