Ixodia achillaeoides subsp. arenicola Copley

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6: 46 (1982) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Shrubs decumbent to ascending, 6–50 cm high. Leaves obovate, 10–30 mm long, 6–10 mm wide, c. leathery. Capitula subglobose to globose, 6–7.5 mm long, 6.5–7.5 mm diam.; involucral bracts with opaque lamina 4–6 mm long, 3–5 mm wide. Flowers c. Nov.–Jan.

Brid. Also SA. Confined to the coast in the vicinity of Cape Bridgewater and Portland.

Some specimens from the Portland region and the mouth of the Hopkins River (near Warrnambool) are somewhat intermediate between the 2 subspecies. It may be that the subspecies in Victoria represent extremes of a cline extending from the coast to inland areas, and their treatment as distinct entities is unwarranted. Subsp. achillaeoides is endemic in South Australia.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Ixodia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2021-02-01
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Ixodia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Ixodia achillaeoides subsp. arenicola in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Ixodia achillaeoides subsp. arenicola in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Bridgewater present native

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South Australia