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Gynura drymophila var. drymophila
Gynura drymophila (F.Muell.) F.G.Davies var. drymophila
Forster, P.I. & Thongpukdee, A. (1988) Austrobaileya 2(5): 562. Type: ?.
Herb up to 60 cm tall. Stems clothed in multicellular hairs.
Flowers in heads arranged in loose panicles or racemes. Heads enclosed in hairy bracts, each bract 12-15 mm long. Calyx (pappus) consists of white barbed hairs 13-15 mm long. Corolla tube about 15 x 1 mm, white at the base but yellow-orange at the apex. Corolla lobes triangular, about 0.5 x 0.5 mm. Stamens fused to form a tube around the style. Anthers about 2 mm long, attached about 5 mm below the top of the tube. Ovary 3.5-4 mm long. Style about 12 mm long. Stigmas 2, hairy, each stigma about 2 mm long.
Fruits produced in dense heads. Individual fruits brown, about 6 x 1 mm, longitudinally ridged. Pappus (sepals) white, 14-15 mm long. Embryo 4-4.5 mm long. cotyledons 2-2.5 mm long, slightly longer than the radicle.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP and in northern NSW. Altitudinal range from 10-800 m. Found in rainforest margins, in microphyll vine forest, sclerophyll forest, open Eucalyptus forest also in woodland, shrubland and coastal heathland.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)