Leptorhynchos orientalis Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 13: 609 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Annual to 30 cm high, single or much-branched, erect; stems minutely puberulous with glandular and septate hairs. Leaves linear, 1–2 cm long, 2–9 mm wide, acute, with scattered minute glandular hairs and short whitish septate hairs, margins recurved; scarious bracts extending 8 cm below capitula. Capitula broadly turbinate, 10–25 mm diam.; outer involucral bracts very narrowly triangular, acute, transparent, with reddish brown base; margins entire, hyaline, transparent; inner bracts lanceolate with green cartilaginous glandular base and narrow hyaline margins; florets yellow. Cypselas densely papillose, tapered abruptly to slender beak; beak 3–4 mm long, smooth; pappus white, bristles numerous, evenly barbellate, 3.5–5 mm. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

CVU, DunT, Gold, MuF, MuM, NIS, VRiv, VVP. Also SA, NSW. Known from several collections made over 90 years ago throughout northern, central and western Victoria, but currently only known with certainty in Victoria from an open grassland community in Terrick Terrick National Park.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-01-21
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-11-21
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leptorhynchos orientalis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leptorhynchos orientalis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales