Soliva stolonifera (Brot.) R.Br. ex G.Don

in Loudon, Hort. Brit. 364 (1830) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Annual herbs, unbranched or with prostrate branches rooting at nodes. Leaves 1(–2)-pinnatisect, 1–4 cm long, sparsely hairy. Capitula c. 6–8 mm diam. in fruit. Cypsela body obtriangular, 1.5–2 mm long, brown, cottony at the apex and with spinescent stylar apices 1–1.5 mm long; lateral wings with apices somewhat pointed, at least the dorsal surface with conspicuous horizontal ridges along the length of the wings. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

*CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *LoM, *MuF, *NIS, *VRiv. Also naturalised Qld, NSW. Native to South America. Recorded for the first time in 1979 from the Barmah Forest, subsequently gathered near Tocumwal, Killawarra Forest and Warby Range, near Glenluce, near Lake Brambruk, Wyperfeld National Park, Bridgewater, suburban Melbourne and Phillip Island.

The ripe heads often remain intact as a hard, compact burr-like structure after leaves and stolons have withered.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Soliva. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2019-04-23
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Soliva
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Soliva stolonifera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Soliva stolonifera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present introduced
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Goldfields present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced

State distribution

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New South Wales