Dittrichia graveolens (L.) Greuter


Exsicc. Genav. 4: 71 (1973) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Sticky, erect, much-branched, camphor-scented annual 20–75(–120) cm high, with simple and glandular hairs. Leaves sessile, linear to linear-oblanceolate, 1–4(–7) cm long, 1–3(–10) mm wide, apex acute, base subamplexicaul, entire to finely toothed, pubescent with simple and glandular hairs. Capitula 5–7 mm diam., in pyramidal panicles, peduncles 0–5 mm long; involucral bracts reflexing in fruit, 2–7 mm long, outer bracts glandular, hairy particularly on margins; inner bracts c. glabrous. Florets yellow to reddish; ligules 4–7 mm long. Cypselas ellipsoid, 1.5–2 mm long; pappus 3–4 mm long Flowers mainly Mar.–Apr.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *MSB, *NIS, *OtP, *OtR, *RobP, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised all States. Widespread and common across much of Victoria, often on roadsides, grazing land, wasteland and other disturbed sites. Declared a noxious weed in this State.

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, 2018-05-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Dittrichia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Dittrichia graveolens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dittrichia graveolens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Scroll Belt present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present introduced
Victorian Alps present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory