Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Botany picture #148: Vittadinia muelleri

There are apparently only  three species of Vittadinia (Asteraceae) on the hills around Canberra, and I am reasonably sure that this is V. muelleri. The problem is that most species of this herbaceous daisy genus are quite similar in overall appearance. The most important characters for differentiation are the surface ornamentation and hairs of the fruits.

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