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Catsear

Scientific Name
Hypochaeris radicata
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Asteraceae)
Reliability
High
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Seed Project
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Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Achene

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

Description

Achene appendages: Beak 7 - 10mm long; pappus 8 - 14mm

Achene Colour: Variable - purple/red

Achene Length: 4 - 7mm, Greater than 10mm

Achene Sculpture: Ribbed, Striate

Achene Shape: Lanceolate (Lance shaped)

Achenes with a long slender beak, body 4–7 mm long, ribbed, beak 7–10 mm long; pappus 8–14 mm long, 2-seriate, inner plumose, outer scabrous bristles

Source: Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
17/08/2012 09:06 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 11:53 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata) Updated on 1/17/2013 11:53:32 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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