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Species profile—Cymbonotus maidenii

Classification

Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → Asteraceae (sunflower) → Cymbonotus maidenii

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Species details

Kingdom
Plantae (plants)
Class
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Family
Asteraceae (sunflower)
Scientific name
Cymbonotus maidenii (Beauverd) A.E.Holland & V.A.Funk
WildNet taxon ID
31386
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Endangered
Back on Track (BoT) status
Medium
Conservation significant
Yes
Confidential
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Description
Cymbonotus maidenii is a small herb 10-40cm tall. The leaves are erect, lance-shaped, 10-40cm long and 3-9cm wide. The leaves are divided into triangular or oblong lobes, almost reaching the mid-vein. The lobes are irregularly toothed, sometimes with the tips sharply pointed. The upper leaf surface is dark green and sparsely hairy. The underside of the leaf is light green or greenish-grey, with sparse to moderately dense cottony hairs.
Single yellow flowers grow on stems 2-30cm tall, with lines of cottony hairs along the length of the stem. The yellow flower petals radiate around a yellow central part. The petals are elliptic in shape and 15-28mm long by 3-6mm wide. (Holland & Funk 2006)
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Distribution
Cymbonotus maidenii is found in isolated patches in inland areas of southern Queensland; west to Mitchell and north to Emerald. It is also found in northern New South Wales, north of the Darling and Barwon Rivers. (Holland & Funk 2006; Herbrecs 2008)
Distributional limits
-23.7567676, 147.9178041
-27.6122103, 151.9177571
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Habitat
Cymbonotus maidenii occurs on open grassland, along roadsides or beside watercourses. It grows on black, brown or grey heavy, cracking clay soils. (Holland & Funk 2006)
Behaviour
Cymbonotus maidenii probably germinates, grows and flowers in response to rain. (Holland & Funk 2006)
Reproduction
Cymbonotus maidenii flowers throughout the year, but most commonly is spring. (Holland & Funk 2006)
Notes
Contributors: Ailsa Holland, Mellisa Mayhew 27/01/2009
References
Herbrecs (2008). Cymbonotus maidenii, in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 29/09/2008.
Holland, A.E. & Funk, V.A. (2006). A revision of Cymbonotus (Compositae: Arctotidae, Arctotidinae). Telopea, vol. 11(3), pp. 266-275.
Profile author
Ailsa Holland (27/01/2009)

Other resources

The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=31386

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
23 October 2019
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