Lagenophora montana Hook.f.

Hooker’s Lond. J. Bot. 6: 113 (1847) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

Source: Clarke, I.C. (1999). Lagenophora. 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 Lagenophora
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Lagenophora montana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lagenophora montana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  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
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory