Oreomyrrhis ciliata Hook.f.

Caraway

London J. Bot. 6: 471 (1847) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rosetted perennial to 35 cm high; taproot slender. Leaves pinnate, lamina oblong to broad-lanceolate in outline, 1–5 cm long, 0.75–1.5 cm wide; leaflets 9–c. 21, narrow-lanceolate, glabrous except for finely toothed to ciliate margin; petiole 1.5–15 cm long; leaf-sheath glabrous, scarious. Scape erect, with spreading hairs, usually slightly longer than the leaves (but elongating to c. 35 cm in fruit); umbels 5–25-flowered; involucral bracts 6–8, acute, ovate with ciliate margins and apices, 2–3 mm long. Petals white with yellow midvein, glabrous or pubescent on outside, c. 1 mm long. Fruit 5–18 per umbel, ovate, c. 4 mm long, dark brown, glabrous, with 5 prominent rounded tan ribs. Flowers and fruits Dec.–Feb.

HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. Occurring in alpine areas in herbfields, usually associated with Sphagnum mossbeds.

This species superficially resembles Oreomyrrhis eriopoda, a species typically of drier habitats, but can be easily distinguished from that species by its finer, glabrous leaves.

Source: Jobson, P.K. (1999). Oreomyrrhis. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2016-04-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Oreomyrrhis
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Oreomyrrhis ciliata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Oreomyrrhis ciliata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native