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Species profile—Platysace sp. (Mt Ninderry P.R.Sharpe+ 2092)

Classification

Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → ApiaceaePlatysace sp. (Mt Ninderry P.R.Sharpe+ 2092)

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Species details

Kingdom
Plantae (plants)
Class
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Family
Apiaceae
Scientific name
Platysace sp. (Mt Ninderry P.R.Sharpe+ 2092)
WildNet taxon ID
6936
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
No
Confidential
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Description
This species is yet to be formerly described. Platysace species are woody herbs or subshrubs. The leaves are narrow-linear, lance-shaped or circular, and the margins are entire or lobed. The leaves may be stalked or without stalks and do not have bracts at the base of the leaf stalk (stipules).
The flowers are white, cream or pinkish in colour, and the petals are elliptic to ovate with a keeled midrib. The flowers occur in clusters, and two or more clusters occur at the end of the stems. The fruit is more or less compressed laterally and the stalk bearing the fruit is persistent. At maturity the fruit splits to form a number of perfect fruits (mericarps) that are ovoid to circular in shape, and usually rough or bearing small wart-like projections (tubercles). (Hart & Wiecek 2008)
Distribution
This species is found at Mt Ninderry, near Yandina on the Sunshine Coast in south-east Queensland. A specimen has also been collected at Kununurra in north-eastern Western Australia. (Herbrecs 2008)
Distributional limits
-26.5567363, 153.0093904
-26.5567364, 153.0093905
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Habitat
This species is a mountain top specialist, probably inhabiting heathland. (Herbrecs 2008)
Notes
Contributors: Tony Bean, Mellisa Mayhew 26/06/2009
References
Hart, J. & Wiecek, B.M. (2008) Genus Platysace, in PlantNet: New South Wales Flora Online. National Herbarium of New South Wales. Accessed 25/11/2008. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/
Herbrecs (2008). Platysace sp. (Mt Ninderry P.R.Sharpe+ 2092), in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 26/11/2008.
Profile author
Tony Bean (26/06/2009)

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=6936

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

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
8 March 2022
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