Reichardia tingitana (L.) Roth


Bot. Abh. Beobacht. 35 (1787) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Usually annual, 10–70 cm high. Leaves fleshy, margins minutely prickly, glabrous, often glaucous; basal leaves oblanceolate in outline, 2–17 cm long, 0.5–7 cm wide, entire to pinnatifid, acute or obtuse, base narrowed into a short broadly winged petiole; cauline leaves broad-lanceolate, 2–10 cm long, to c. 2 cm wide, acute, margins entire to toothed. Capitula 25–40 mm diam.; peduncle inflated below capitulum, with 1 or 2 small ovate bracts; involucral bracts 4–15 mm long; outer bracts shortest, with wide scarious margins and a small dark terminal appendage. Florets yellow with purplish base, the outer ones red-striped; ligules 16–20 mm long. Cypselas 1.5–3 mm long; pappus 7–9 mm long, white, deciduous. Flowers throughout the year (mainly Aug.–Nov.).

*LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *MSB, *OtP, *RobP, *VRiv, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW. Native to the Mediterranean region. Apart from an isolated occurrence at Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, apparently confined in Victoria to semi-arid habitats of the north-west, usually growing on sand.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2018-01-25
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Reichardia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Reichardia tingitana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Reichardia tingitana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Scroll Belt present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales