Senecio linearifolius var. latifolius I.Thomps.

Muelleria 20: 96 (2004) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Plants not glaucous. Upper-stem leaves narrow-elliptic or lanceolate, to 14 cm long, with l:w ratio 1.5–5(–6); base broad-cuneate, truncate, or cordate; auricles sometimes present, usually continuous with lamina, entire or with a much smaller second lobe present; margin denticulate or dentate, minutely recurved, teeth usually crowded; lower surface glabrous or nearly so, rarely cobwebby; secondary venation usually sharply raised; tertiary venation usually clearly discernible. Involucre 2.5–4.0 mm long, 1.0–1.6 mm diam.; bracts 8–11. Florets 12–19; ray florets 4–5; disc florets 8–14. Cypselas 1.5–2.0 mm long, papillose-hairy in bands. Flowers Nov.–Apr.

CVU, EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. In Victoria throughout the ranges of the east, west to the Dandenongs, usually in forests and woodlands over 1000 m altitude.

At the lowest altitudes of occurrence this variety intergrades with var. denticulatus (Thompson 2004b).

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2015-10-01
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-05
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Senecio linearifolius var. latifolius in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Senecio linearifolius var. latifolius in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory