Leptorhynchos scaber (Benth.) Haegi

Fl. South Australia 3: 1558 (1986) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: extinct (x)

Annual, 9–18 cm high; branched at (and sometimes shortly above) base, stems erect to ascending, with stalked glands and septate hairs, profuse below capitula. Leaves elliptic, 1–4 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, sometimes entirely basal, acute, scabrous or with minute glandular and septate hairs, margins recurved; scarious bracts extending 8–10 cm below capitula. Capitula c. hemispherical, 1–2 cm diam.; outer involucral bracts ovate-lanceolate, acute, margin minutely toothed, almost transparent; inner bracts oblong, obtuse, glandular, herbaceous, with translucent, scarious margins, tip minutely fringed; florets bright yellow. Cypselas tapered rather abruptly to very slender beak, 4–5 mm long, scabrous except upper half of beak smooth; pappus white, bristles numerous, evenly barbellate, 4–5 mm long. Flowers mostly Sep.–Nov.

Also WA, SA, NSW. Recorded over one hundred yerars ago from Jeparit, Nhill and the Lower Glenelg River, but not confirmed from these areas since.

Source: Flann, C. (1999). Leptorhynchos. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-01-22
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leptorhynchos scaber in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leptorhynchos scaber in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera extinct native
Glenelg Plain extinct native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales