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Other WildflowerTrachymene composita

Pambula Beach, NSW

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Trachymene composita at Pambula Beach, NSW - 2 Jan 2018
Trachymene composita at Pambula Beach, NSW - 2 Jan 2018
Trachymene composita at Pambula Beach, NSW - 2 Jan 2018
Trachymene composita at Pambula Beach, NSW - 2 Jan 2018
Trachymene composita at Pambula Beach, NSW - 2 Jan 2018

Identification history

Other Wildflower Trachymene composita 3 Jan 2018 BettyDonWoodUltra Reporter - BettyDonWood has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - BettyDonWood joined us in 2014!
Other Wildflower Trachymene composita var. robertsonii 2 Jan 2018 DeanAnsell

Author's notes

Apologies for poor photo quality. To be replaced shortly.

4 comments

   3 Jan 2018
Oops. It looks as if the bulk upload of var. composita, from near Pambula Beach, definitely so because of the ‘seeds’, from CNM to ALCW missed out on var. composita. Both subspecies occur on the far south coast. They cannot be told apart without macro photos of the ‘seeds’.
https://biocache.ala.org.au/occurrences/eee293fd-4618-437e-9b00-570e18d705db
   4 Jan 2018
I'm happy to skip the var business. I couldn't see anything on PlantNet about how to distinguish the vars. The records on ALA seem like a bit of a dog's dinner. I've only ever seen it round Pambula to The Pinnacles, but there are records from Merimbula and Eden, and no detail re location or habitat. Pity. Seems to like sandy soil, dampish conditions and popping up after fire.
   4 Jan 2018
The ‘seeds’ in var. composita have a lot more ornamentation.
Other Wildflower Trachymene composita var. robertsonii (Dergholm Trachymene) on 12 Jan 2012
Don took photos of both subspecies on the same day at The Pinnacles and Pambula Beach. The specimens were confirmed by the Canberra herbarium.
   4 Jan 2018
Well that's weird. Perhaps the seeds are just variable and someone's got a bit carried away with the splitting.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • DeanAnsell Recorded by
  • 2 Jan 2018 Recorded on
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