Aphanes inexspectata W.Lippert

Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. Munchen 20: 458 (1984) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Herb to 10 cm high; stems villous with long spreading hairs. Leaves fan-shaped, usually deeply 5–9-lobed (occasionally the lobes grouped into 3s), 3–8 mm long, 2.5–8 mm wide, white-hairy; stipules usually as long as petiole, 3–5 mm wide, divided almost to midway into c. 8 narrowly ovate lobes, veins usually inconspicuous, hairs long, spreading. Flowers in clusters of 4–6. Sepals 4 or 5, triangular, 0.2–0.4 mm long, less than one-quarter as long as the hypanthium, often glabrous or with short bristly hairs the same length as hypanthium hairs; hypanthium urceolate, hairs white, bristly to slightly spreading, (0.75–)1–1.5 mm long. Fruiting hypanthium lime green to pale yellow-brown. Flowers (Oct.–)Nov.–Jan.(–Mar.).

*CVU, *EGU, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *MonT, *NIS, *SnM, *Strz, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Occurs in disturbed woodlands chiefly in the north-east of the State, but also in montane areas in the east, less frequently on the basalt plains of western Victoria; not common.

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 (as Aphanes microcarpa (Boiss. & Reut.) Rothm.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-11-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rosaceae
genus Aphanes
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Aphanes inexspectata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Aphanes inexspectata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present introduced
Monaro Tablelands present introduced
Victorian Alps present naturalised
Snowy Mountains present naturalised

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales