Xanthosia huegelii (Benth.) Steud.

Heath Xanthosia

Nomencl. Bot., edn 2, 2: 791 (1841) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Weak procumbent to ascending herb or subshrub to c. 15 cm high; rootstock short, woody; branches villous, becoming flaky with age. Leaves alternate, lamina 6–15(–35) mm long, 15–30(–60) mm wide, villous, sometimes glabrescent, ternately dissected, segments linear-oblong to elliptic, entire; petiole 6–30 mm long. Inflorescence simple or compound, leaf-opposed, sessile or shortly pedunculate; peduncle to 3 mm long; bracts linear-lanceolate, 4–7 mm long, hairy, umbels 3–6-flowered. Sepals c. 2 mm long; petals to 1.5 mm long, white; nectary pubescent, rarely glabrous. Fruit 2.5–4 mm long; mericarps prominently 5–9-ribbed. Flowers spring and summer.

CVU, EGL, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, OtP, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA. Occurring mainly in coastal areas in heath and woodland on sand. .

Source: Duretto, M.F.; Hart, J.M. (1999). Xanthosia. 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
genus Xanthosia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Xanthosia huegelii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Xanthosia huegelii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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Western Australia
South Australia