Leptorhynchos squamatus subsp. squamatus

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves linear, narrow-lanceolate to narrow-oblanceolate, 0.5–6 mm wide, acute. Outer involucral bracts elliptic, dark golden brown at apex. Inner involucral bract margins with simple cilia. Cypsela papillose. Pappus bristles of bisexual florets (6–)8–10(–16), 0.5–1.3 mm wide, those of female florets 0–12, 0.4–1.3 mm wide. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, SnM, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Common in lowland areas, throughout Victoria except in north-west, mostly in grassland, open heathland and woodland, extending to around 1000 m alt. on the Major Mitchell Plateau in the Grampians where it occurs in Eucalyptus pauciflora woodland.

Populations at the upper extent of the altitude range of this subspecies on the Major Mitchell Plateau in the Grampians show some features intermediate between typical L. squamatus subsp. squamatus and the alpine L. squamatus subsp. alpinus (Flann et al. 2002). These Grampians populations possess several diagnostic features of L. squamatus subsp. squamatus such as simple cilia on the inner involucral bract margins, papillae on the cypsela and fewer pappus bristles on the female florets than on the bisexual florets and consequently are included within L. squamatus subsp. squamatus.  

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-01-21
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2019-10-21
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leptorhynchos squamatus subsp. squamatus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leptorhynchos squamatus subsp. squamatus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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