Erigeron conyzoides F.Muell.

Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 105 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Slender, erect perennial (stems annual) to c. 1 m high, glabrous or with a few short hairs toward base, minutely glandular-pubescent below involucre; usually branched just below inflorescence. Leaves narrowly obovate, narrowly elliptic or oblong, 3–13 cm long, 3–12 mm wide, entire or the lowermost shallowly toothed, sometimes sparsely and minutely ciliate; margins often purplish. Inflorescence corymbose. Capitula c. hemispherical; involucral bracts linear, 3–6 mm long, minutely glandular-pubescent; ray florets 1–several-seriate, the outer with white ligules 1.5–3 mm long, more or less erect, shortly exceeding involucre. Cypselas flattened, obovate to oblong, c. 2 mm long, sparsely appressed-pubescent; pappus bristles c. uniform, 4.5–6.5 mm long. Flowers Jan.–Feb.

EGL, HNF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Confined to rocky alpine sites in Victoria (e.g. Mt Howitt area, Mt Hotham, Bogong High Plains, Mt Cobberas no. 2) and rarely collected.

A specimen at MEL collected by Mueller in 1854 and labelled 'Snowy River (towards the mouth)' is almost certainly in error; 'towards the source' is a more likely locality.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Erigeron. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Erigeron
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Erigeron conyzoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Erigeron conyzoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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