Senecio campylocarpus I.Thomps.

Bulging Fireweed

Muelleria 20: 139 (2004) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect perrenial to 1.5 m high; stems sparsely appressed-cottony or glabrescent. Leaves pseudopetiolate sometimes becoming auriculate upwards, very narrow-elliptic to linear, to 24 cm long, to 15 mm wide, not dissected, usually minutely denticulate, both surfaces glabrous, glabrescent or sparsely appressed-cobwebby. Inflorescence corymbose, typically with 30–100 capitula; capitula non-radiate; involucre narrowly cylindric, 5.0–8.0 mm long, moderately to sparsely cobwebby or glabrescent; bracts 12–14; bracteoles present; florets 30–50, bisexual and female. Cypselas lageniform, outer ones often rather curved, 2.5–3.5 mm long, brown, papillose-hairy scattered in lines; pappus of slender hairs 5–6 mm long, deciduous. Flowers spring–autumn.

CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, MuF, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. In Victoria mostly throughout central Victoria and in the north-east in loam to clay soils in forest and woodland, usually in seasonally inundated areas.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2015-09-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Senecio
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Senecio campylocarpus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Senecio campylocarpus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands 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

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory