Acaena ×anserovina Orchard

Hybrid Burr

Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 93: 104 (1969) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect, clumping, non-stoloniferous, perennial herb to c. 40 cm high; branches glabrous to sparsely hairy. Leaves 11–17-foliolate, narrowly obovate to oblanceolate in outline, 6–13 cm long; leaflets more or less obovate, the largest 8–20 mm long, 5–10 mm wide, margins deeply lobed, recurved, upper surface shiny green and glabrous, lower surface glaucous, sparsely pilose, mostly on veins and margins; stipules entire to 3-lobed, 2–6 mm long. Inflorescence globose or ovoid, 4–15 mm diam., a few flowers scattered along the peduncle and in upper leaf axils; peduncles pilose; sepals 4 or 5; stamens 2–5, dark purple to cream; style 1, white. Fruiting head as for flowering head, 10–25 mm diam.; fruiting hypanthia globular, obovoid or obconical, pilose; spines unequal, 3–6 near apex 2–5 mm long, 10–20 lower down 0.5–2 mm long. Flowers and fruits Sep.–Apr.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGU, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VVP. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Widespread throughout higher rainfall parts of Victoria.

A presumed hybrid between A. novae-zelandiae and any of the spicate-flowered species (i.e. A. agnipila, A. echinata and A. ovina), likely to occur wherever the species grow together. Acaena novae-zelandiae appears to be the female parent (Orchard 1969).

Source: Jeanes, J.A.; Jobson, P.C. (1996). Rosaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2018-05-22
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rosaceae
genus Acaena
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Acaena ×anserovina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acaena ×anserovina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native