Delairea odorata Lem.

Ivy Groundsel

Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot., ser. 3, 1: 380 (1844) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Glabrous twiner, with stems to 5(–10) m long. Leaves broad-ovate to orbicular in outline, 3–8 cm long and wide, 3–7-lobed, base cordate, palmately 3–7-veined, somewhat fleshy, pale green, often purple-tinged; petiole 2–7 cm long; stipules reniform, 5–10 mm wide. Capitula 15–50, 2–3 mm diam., in dense corymbose panicles; bracteoles 2–4, oblanceolate, 1–2 mm long, immediately below capitula; involucral bracts 8–10, lanceolate, 3–4 mm long, glabrous except for an apical tuft of hairs. Florets 10–12, exceeding involucre by c. 5 mm at anthesis, sweetly fragrant. Cypselas c. 2 mm long, reddish-brown; pappus 5–6 mm long, white. Flowers May–Sep.

*CVU, *EGL, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *OtP, *OtR, *Strz, *VVP, *WaP. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, LHI, Tas. Native to southern Africa. Widespread in cooler, moister parts of southern Victoria, often in disturbed areas in gullies and around forest margins.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-19
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Delairea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Delairea odorata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Delairea odorata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory