Euryops abrotanifolius (L.) DC.


Prodr. 6: 443 (1838) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

More or less glabrous shrub to c. 1 m high; stem often bare below. Leaves 2–5 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, pinnatisect with several distant filiform lobes to 1 mm wide, somewhat fleshy, dark green. Capitula solitary; peduncles erect, 6–12 cm long, solitary or a few together; involucral bracts c. 15, lanceolate, 8–11 mm long, 3-veined, glandular, glabrous except for an apical tuft of hairs. Ray florets 12–20, ligules 20–24 mm long, bright yellow; disc florets numerous, yellow. Cypselas ellipsoid, 2–3 mm long, ribbed, with a pale fleshy disc at apex, brown; pappus bristles woolly, 4–6 mm long, some erect, others deflexed, caducous. Flowers June–Oct.

*GipP, *HSF, *OtP, *VVP. Also naturalised SA, Tas. Native to South Africa. A garden-escape, recorded as established along roadsides in eucalypt forests near Melbourne and Anglesea.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-02
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Euryops
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Euryops abrotanifolius in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Euryops abrotanifolius in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

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South Australia