Senecio pinnatifolius var. capillifolius (Hook.f.) I.Thomps.

Muelleria 21: 51 (2005) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: extinct (x)

Erect or sprawling herb to c. 80 cm high, with tap-root moderately or well-developed. Mid-stem leaves mostly 2–10 cm long, bi- or tripinnatisect, slightly fleshy and succulent. Peduncles glabrous or transiently pubescent; involucre 4.0–7.0 mm long; bracts c. 13 or occasionally c. 20, with apex purple or hardly pigmented; stereome fleshy, often succulent; bracteoles 8–12, narrow-ovate to lanceolate, 1.5–3.0 mm long, 0.7–1.2 mm wide, with margin ± glabrous or with weak hairs. Ray florets c. 13. Cypselas 2.0–3.0 mm long; hairs of cypselas of ray florets exceeding pappus-ring. Flowers Aug.–Mar.

Also Tas. Possibly extinct in Victoria where previously known from Lawrence Rock offshore from near Portland. Widespread throughout Bass Strait Islands south of Wilsons Promontory in Tasmanian territory in rocky sites on or near the coast.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2015-10-30
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-11