Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 42: 323 (1986) APNI
Rhizomatous dioecious herb to 40 cm high (only males seen in Victoria). Leaves suborbicular to reniform, 5–20 cm long and wide, dark green and glabrescent above, paler and pubescent below, base cordate, margins toothed; petiole 10–30 cm long. Capitula 6–20, 5–10 mm diam.; scapes 10–40 cm long, hollow, with 2–7 scale-leaves, glandular-hairy; bracteoles 2–6, linear-lanceolate, 3–8 mm long; involucral bracts lanceolate, 7–12 mm long, glandular-hairy particularly at base. Florets numerous, slightly exceeding involucre, vanilla-scented; disc florets deeply 5-lobed, whitish; ray florets with ligules 4–6 mm long, pink or purplish. Cypselas 1.5–2 mm long; pappus 4–8 mm long, white. Flowers Jun.–Aug.
*GipP, *HSF, *Strz, *VVP. In Victoria known only from a few infestations in the Dandenong Ranges and an old collection from Bungaree near Ballarat. Grows in damp shady places, extending from disturbed sites (roadsides etc.) into native bushland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|