Dimorphotheca jucunda E.Phillips

in I.B. Pole-Evans, Fl. Pl. S. Africa 16: t.629 (1936) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Erect or ascending perennial subshrub to 50 cm high, rhizomatous; branches glandular-hairy. Leaves glandular-hairy, narrowly oblong to oblanceolate, 3–8(–15) cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, with 2–5 remote teeth or sometimes entire, amplexicaul. Capitula solitary. Involucral bracts 13–20, c. 1-seriate, lanceolate, glandular with wide, white-scarious or purple margins; ray 14–17; ligules 15–25 mm long, reddish on both sides; disc florets yellow inside, blackish-purple outside. Cypselas triangular-obovoid to ellipsoid, 3-angled, 5(–6) mm long. Flowers Apr.–Oct.

*GipP, *OtP. Native to South Africa. A recently sparingly established species in Victoria that has so far been collected near waterways in Melbourne and Labertouche and a roadside near Anglesea.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-01-15
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-07-22
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Dimorphotheca jucunda in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dimorphotheca jucunda in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Otway Plain present introduced

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