Picris angustifolia DC.

Prodr. 7: 130 (1838) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual to perennial, 7–140 cm high, with sparse to dense simple and mainly 2-fid hooked hairs; stems usually few-branched. Basal leaves petiolate to sessile, linear to narrow-ovate or oblanceolate, to 40 cm long and 3.5 cm wide, obtuse to acute, margins entire to dentate; lower cauline leaves similar but bases truncate to cordate; upper cauline leaves reduced, amplexicaul. Peduncles with up to 6 bracts close below capitulum; involucral bracts 2–18 mm long; outer bracts sometimes with lines of simple and 2-fid hooked hairs. Ligules 7–19 mm long. Cypselas mostly 3–11 mm long, beak usually shorter than body; pappus 4–10.5 mm long.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, OtR, RobP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP.

3 subspecies, 2 in Victoria.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Picris
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Picris angustifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Picris angustifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains 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 Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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