Vittadinia

Vittadinia scabra, copyright Russell Cumming.

Belongs within: Astereae.

Vittadinia is an Australasian genus of hairy perennial herbs and subshrubs.

Characters (from Black & Robertson 1965): Perennial herbs or small undershrubs with alternate leaves. Involucre cylindrical or campanulate; bracts narrow, in three to five unequal rows, with scarious margins; receptacle naked; ray-flowers female, about 15–40, ligules narrow, arranged in two or more rows; disk-flowers fewer, tubular, bisexual; anthers obtuse at base; style-branches with subulate appendages above stigmatic lines; achenes narrow, compressed; pappus usually of numerous capillary bristles; achenes and pappus accrescent so that in fruit the latter far surpasses the involucre; hairs of achenes all, or lower hairs only, notched or two-toothed at summit.

<==Vittadinia Rich. 1832A61
| i. s.: V. cervicularisKM08
| |--V. c. var. cervicularisK90
| `--V. c. var. oldfieldiiK90
| V. humerataG04
| V. sulcataM99
|--V. sect. VittadiniaBR65
| |--V. trilobaBR65 (see below for synonymy)
| | |--V. t. var. trilobaBR65
| | |--V. t. var. dissectaBR65 [=V. australis var. dissectaC06]
| | |--V. ‘australis’ var. erectaC06
| | |--V. t. var. lanuginosaBR65
| | `--V. ‘australis’ var. linearisC06
| |--V. pterochaeta [=V. australis var. pterochaeta]BR65
| `--V. tenuissima [=V. australis var. tenuissima]BR65
`--V. sect. EurybiopsisBR65
|--V. megacephala [=V. australis var. megacephala]BR65
`--V. scabraBR65

Vittadinia trilobaBR65 [=Brachycome triloba Gaudichaud 1826BR65; incl. *V. australis Richard 1832A61, BR65, Eurybiopsis australis Hooker 1853A61]

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[A61] Allan, H. H. 1961. Flora of New Zealand vol. 1. Indigenous Tracheophyta: Psilopsida, Lycopsida, Filicopsida, Gymnospermae, Dicotyledones. R. E. Owen, Government Printer: Wellington (New Zealand).

[BR65] Black, J. M., & E. L. Robertson. 1965. Flora of South Australia. Part IV. Oleaceae–Compositae. W. L. Hawes, Government Printer: Adelaide.

[C06] Cheeseman, T. F. 1906. Manual of the New Zealand Flora. John Mackay, Government Printer: Wellington.

[G04] Gibson, N. 2004. Flora and vegetation of the Eastern Goldfields Ranges: part 6. Mt Manning Range. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87 (2): 35–47.

[K90] Keighery, G. J. 1990. Vegetation and flora of Shark Bay, Western Australia. In: Berry, P. F., S. D. Bradshaw & B. R. Wilson (eds) Research in Shark Bay: Report of the France-Australe Bicentenary Expedition Committee pp. 61–87. Western Australian Museum.

[KM08] Keighery, G. J., & W. Muir. 2008. Vegetation and vascular flora of Faure Island, Shark Bay, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 75: 11–19.

[M99] Matthews, M. 1999. Heliothine Moths of Australia: A guide to bollworms and related noctuid groups. CSIRO Publishing.

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