Rhaponticum repens (L.) Hidalgo

Ann. Bot. 97: 714 (2006) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect or ascending herb to 1 m high; stems branched, ribbed, pubescent. Leaves pubescent to almost glabrous; basal leaves oblanceolate in outline, to 15 cm long, deeply to shallowly lobed, withering early or absent; cauline leaves oblong to lanceolate, 1–5 cm long, 2–8 mm wide, acute to mucronate, entire or distantly toothed. Capitula 5–9 mm diam.; involucral bracts pubescent, pale green; outer bracts obovate to orbicular, with a broad entire appendage; inner bracts lanceolate with an acuminate plumose appendage. Florets numerous; corolla c. 10 mm long, much exceeding involucre. Cypselas 3–4 mm long, pale; pappus to 8 mm long. Flowers Oct.–May.

*MuF, *MuM, *VRiv. Also naturalised in WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Widespread in north-western and northern Victoria, often in irrigated croplands or other disturbed sites.

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 (as Acroptilon repens (L.) DC.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-11-20
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Rhaponticum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Rhaponticum repens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Rhaponticum repens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales