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Hyalosperma demissum

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Hyalosperma demissum at suppressed - 6 Oct 2021
Hyalosperma demissum at suppressed - 6 Oct 2021
Hyalosperma demissum at suppressed - 6 Oct 2021
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Identification history

Hyalosperma demissum 9 Jun 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Parantennaria uniceps 7 Oct 2021 Paul4K

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Significant sighting

9 Jun 2022

Ist record of this species in our region, where it is near its easternmost distribution limit


   13 Oct 2021
Paul I asked Rosemary Purdie about this one who said "I'm no daisy expert (!) but I suspect it's unlikely to be Parantennaria as the latter has got such a limited, high altitude distribution. The only other species it reminded me of were Hyalosperma demissum (also unlikely, as it has a more western NSW distribution) or Siloxerus multiflorus. Given that the latter 'turned up' in the ACT last year (extending its eastern distribution limit), it's possible it may also occur further east where Paul photographed it. "

If possible could you collect a specimen at take to either the CSIRO r Botanic Gardens Herbaria.
Paul4K wrote:
   14 Oct 2021
Michael we've already collected this last year for the Herbarium and although its its not yet incorporated we've asked Rosemary to get Alexander. or Dave Albrecht to have a look. It does look Hyalosperma demissum though, very much so. We had problems trying to key it out last year and settled on Parantennaria with some misgivings.
   14 Oct 2021
Thanks Paul will wait to hear if verdict changes @RWPurdie
Paul4K wrote:
   8 Jun 2022
Michael, we finally got back into the Herb yesterday, and Rosemary has put a Det'd slip on this as Hyalosperma demissum.
   9 Jun 2022
Thanks Paul - another significant record for your place

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 6 Oct 2021 02:53 PM Recorded on
  • Paul4K Recorded by

Additional information

  • ~2mm Flower dimension
  • Less than 10cm Plant height
  • True In flower

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