Rhodanthe floribunda (DC.) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 8: 408 (1992) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Ascending annual to c. 30 cm high; branches cottony. Leaves alternate, c. linear, 5–35 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, with stalked-glandular hairs and usually some cottony hairs. Capitula homogamous, hemispherical, 9–12 mm long, solitary. Involucral bracts several-seriate, the outer bracts small, usually white, rarely pale brown, inner bracts with pronounced claws and white spreading laminae 5–9 mm long. Florets 20–50, bisexual, the 3 abaxial lobes exceeding the adaxial 2. Cypselas c. 1.5 mm long, densely silky-hairy; pappus caducous, of c. 5–8 plumose bristles dilating towards the base, variably connate and sometimes forming a conspicuous tube c. 2 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

Gold, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, VRiv. All mainland states. Known in Victoria only from Hattah and Kerang areas, with a pre-1900 specimen labelled 'Upper Yarra' being of dubious origin.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Rhodanthe. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Rhodanthe
Higher taxa


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

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