Picris barbarorum Lindl.

Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 24: 58 (1838) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: extinct (x)

Annual, 5–60 cm high, with sparse simple and mainly 2-fid hooked hairs; stems much-branched at base or above. Basal leaves petiolate, narrow-obovate to oblanceolate, 4–30 cm long, 0.4–2.5 cm wide, obtuse to acute, base attenuate, margins entire to dentate; cauline leaves sessile, numerous, resembling lower ones but bases truncate to cordate, reducing toward inforescence and bract-like on peduncles. Peduncles with 0–2 bracts close below capitulum. Involucre 5–8 mm diam.; involucral bracts 2–15 mm long; outer bracts often tomentose along midrib or apical margins, with a complete or incomplete line of simple or 2-fid hooked hairs 3–7 mm long along midrib. Ligules 8–12.5 mm long. Cypselas mostly 4–7.5 mm long, beak usually shorter than body; pappus 5.5–7 mm long Flowers mostly Jul.–Nov.

Also Qld, NSW. A plant of river banks and floodplains on heavier alluvial soils. Known in Victoria by 3 old collections: 'Dimboola' (1889), 'Wimmera' (1885), and a specimen 'taken from a Native's food bag' near Kerang (1836). The lack of any recent collections would suggest that the species is either extremely rare or extinct in this State.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Picris
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Picris barbarorum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Picris barbarorum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee extinct native
Gippsland Plain extinct cultivated

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South Australia
New South Wales