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Skeleton Weed

Scientific Name
Chondrilla juncea
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Asteraceae)
Reliability
High
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Australian $2 Coin with seeds
Source
Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Achene(s)

Disseminule: Fruit (referred to as achene or seed unit)

Description

Achene appendages: Pappus 6–7 mm long, Beaks

Achene Colour: Yellow

Achene Length: 2 -4mm without pappas, 7 - 10mm with pappas

Achene Sculpture: Castellated, Rugose, Striate

Achene Shape: Lanceolate (Striate)

Heads numerous, solitary, or 2 or 3 together in axils of scale-like leaves and along upper branches, 3–4 mm diam.; involucral bracts linear-lanceolate, obtuse to ± acute, glabrous or pubescent to tomentose; inner bracts 7–9. Florets yellow.

Source: Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

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Achenes 8–10 mm long (including 3-6 mm long narrow beak), pappus 6–7 mm long, white to dark browm, barbed toward the apex by small tooth-like projections, and topped by a 5-7 mm long white parachute-like pappus (ring) of numerous fine spreading silky hair

Source: See Web Links Weeds in Australia
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
15/11/2011 01:14 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 12:09 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) Skeleton Weed (Chondrilla juncea) Updated on 1/17/2013 12:09:48 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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