Leontodon rhagadioloides (L.) Enke & Zidorn

Org., Divers.and Evol. 12: 14 (2012) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Annual to 45(–60) cm high. Basal leaves oblanceolate to oblong, 2–16 cm long, 0.8–4 cm wide, obtuse, base petiole-like, entire to pinnatifid, sometimes lyrate, scabrous-pubescent particularly on margins and midrib; cauline leaves elliptic to lanceolate, 1–10 cm long, 3–30 mm wide, acute, base stem-clasping, entire to pinnatifid. Capitula 1–several, 5–10 mm diam.; peduncles thickened below capitula; inner involucral bracts linear-lanceolate, 6–10 mm long, strongly incurved in fruit, with few-many hairs. Ligules 3–6 mm long, slightly exceeding involucre, yellow, often purplish externally. Cypselas 5–7.5 mm long, incurved, blackish; pappus of outer cypselas c. 1 mm long; pappus of inner cypselas 3–6 mm long. Flowers mostly Aug.–Nov.

*CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *MSB, *NIS, *OtP, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim. Widespread mainly in drier inland parts of Victoria in both disturbed and relatively intact natural sites.

An extremely variable species with many infraspecific taxa recognized in Europe and the Middle East. Tutin et al. (1976) however, point out that certain characters may occur in various combinations even at a single locality, and hence the variants are of no geographical or ecological significance.

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 (as Hedypnois cretica (L.) Willd.).
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Leontodon
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leontodon rhagadioloides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leontodon rhagadioloides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Murray Scroll Belt present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present introduced
Goldfields present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced
Greater Grampians present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced
Victorian Alps present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory