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St barnabys thistle

Scientific Name
Centaurea solstitialis
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Asteraceae )
Reliability
High
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Achene with pappas
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Seed Project
Source
Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Achene

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

Description

Achene appendages: With pappus up to 5 mm long

Achene Colour: Variable - white to brown

Achene Length: 2 - 4mm, 4 - 7mm

Achene Sculpture: Smooth

Achene Shape: Narrowly oblong

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
27/07/2012 04:10 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 12:13 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) St barnabys thistle (Centaurea solstitialis) Updated on 1/17/2013 12:13:40 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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