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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Umbelliferae
Xanthosia tasmanica

Citation: Domin, Reprium nov. Spec. Regni veg. 4:298 (1907).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Small perennial, similar to X. pusilla, but much less hairy; stems many, prostrate or spreading-ascending, with soft reddish-brown hairs; leaves short-petiolate; leaf blades more or less round to cuneate-semicircular in outline, more or less thick-coriaceous, 3-partite; segments elliptical-rhomboid, about twice as long as broad, acute, often the terminal segments 3-lobed and the lateral deeply 2-sect, the lobes usually entire; petioles hairy.

Umbels subsessile, small, with 1 or 2 subsessile flowers; involucral bracts broad-lanceolate, about as long as the flowers, somewhat hairy.

Fruits subeordate-orbicular, c. 2.5 mm long and about as broad, usually tinged reddish-brown; mericarps 1.5-2 mm long, 0.75-1 mm broad, 5-ribbed.

Distribution:  In shallow sand on rocky coastal heath and in woodland.

S.Aust.: SL, KI.   ?W.Aust.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Sept. — Oct.


SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

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