Ceratogyne obionoides Turcz.


Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 24: 69 (1851) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Stems few, erect to ascending from basal rosette, to c. 15 cm high, strigose; rosette leaves obovate, to c. 20 mm long and 4 mm wide, stem leaves (subtending capitula) smaller, both sparsely to moderately densely strigose. Capitula 2–3 mm diam. in flower, to c. 1 cm diam. in fruit; involucral bracts 3–5, 1.5–2.2 mm long; female and tubular florets both c. 3–6; ligules of female florets c. 0.5 mm long. Cypselas 3–5 mm long and wide, usually reddish at maturity, with a row of hairs on dorsal and ventral surface, and scattered over horn-like projections; hairs minutely anchor-shaped at apices. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

LoM, MuM. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Uncommon herb of sand-ridges in far north-west Victoria, but sometimes locally abundant following good rains and/or fires.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Ceratogyne. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-10-27
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Ceratogyne
Higher taxa


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

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South Australia
New South Wales