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Herbarium specimen. Copyright DERM

Blainvillea dubia

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

Blainvillea dubia Specht

Specht, R.L. (1958) Records of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land No. 3 Botany and Plant Ecology: 314, fig. 26. Type: South Bay, Bickerton Island (Eucalyptus alba-E. polycarpa woodland): 524. N. eg. Type–Brisbane (BRI).

Stem

Spreading shrublet 30-150 cm tall with rigid branches.

Leaves

Lower leaves opposite and upper leaves alternate. Leaves 3-veined, aromatic.

Flowers

Flower heads pedunculate, 3-6 mm diameter. Outer involucral bracts lanceolate, acute, rigid, herbaceous; inner bracts oblong, acute, paleaceous. Plicate scales on receptacle, 5-6 mm long. Outer florets female with a three-lobed, emarginate, bright yellow ligule; disc florests hermaphrodite, tubular.

Fruit

Achenes blackish, triquetrous, pubescent at the top with the papus united into a minute denticulate cup.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Native species from NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from 2-540 m. Found in rainforest margins, open forest, monsoon forest and deciduous vine thicket.

Natural History

Becomes a weed in disturbed places.

NT

X

CYP

X

NEQ

X

Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)

X

RFK Code

4118