Hooker’s Lond. J. Bot. 6: 113 (1847) APNI
Roots fibrous, produced at intervals from slender spreading rhizomes (to c. 0.5 mm diam. when dry). Leaves loosely rosetted, sometimes borne on lower (up to c. 10 cm) stem and grading into bracts; leaves up to c. 50–70 mm long and c. 15 mm wide (but often smaller), obtuse to broadly acute, hirsute to almost glabrous, almost entire to shallowly dentate with 2–4 pairs of teeth, the teeth and apex often scarcely apiculate. Scape 9–16(–25) cm long, bearing a few small narrow bracts to c. 10 mm long, almost glabrous except for appressed hairs below the capitulum and sometimes a few spreading hairs elsewhere; capitulum c. 3–5 mm wide; involucral bracts mostly narrowly oblong, to 3 mm long, obtuse to sub-acute. Ligules to 3 mm long, white, mauve or purplish; disc florets yellow. Cypselas oblanceolate, c. 2–3.5 mm long and 0.8–1 mm wide, brown or purplish with paler margins; beak to c. 0.5 mm long. Flowers mostly summer.
CVU, EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp, VVP. Also NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Localized in damp montane habitats such as swamps, boggy herbfields, riparian scrub or open treeless areas in eastern Victoria, with an outlying occurrence in the west at Mt Buangor.
This species has been overlooked or sometimes relegated to synonymy or varietal rank under Lagenophora stipitata, but the numerous recent collections at MEL form as distinctive a taxon as the other Victorian species of Lagenophora. Plants generally form small colonies.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|