Bupleurum semicompositum L.

Demostr. Pl. 7 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Small slender annual, to 7(–30 outside Victoria) cm high. Lower leaves narrow-spathulate, 1–3 cm long, obtuse to acute; upper leaves linear, semi-amplexicaul, acuminate, with 3–5 parallel veins. Inflorescence much-branched; involucral bracts 3–6, linear, 3-nerved; rays 3–6, unequal, filiform; umbellules 3–6-flowered; bracteoles 3–6, linear-lanceolate or rarely narrowly-elliptic, prominently 3-veined, aristate, exceeding flowers. Fruit subglobular, c. 1.5 mm long, mericarps studded with glaucous tubercles; carpophore undivided, persistent.

*Gold, *GGr, *LoM, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA. Native to southern Europe. Naturalised on the western and south-western sides of Mt Arapiles where locally rather common. Fruits late spring.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Apiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Bupleurum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Bupleurum semicompositum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bupleurum semicompositum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised

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Western Australia
South Australia