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Brachyscome perpusilla

2 Tiny Daisy at suppressed

Brachyscome perpusilla at suppressed - 28 Sep 2021
Brachyscome perpusilla at suppressed - 28 Sep 2021
Brachyscome perpusilla at suppressed - 28 Sep 2021
Brachyscome perpusilla at suppressed - 28 Sep 2021
Brachyscome perpusilla at suppressed - 28 Sep 2021
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Identification history

Brachyscome perpusilla 2 Feb 2023 MichaelMulvaney
Brachyscome perpusilla 2 Feb 2023 EmmaCook
Unidentified 23 Aug 2022 EmmaCook

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Significant sighting

2 Feb 2023

!st record of this plant in the ACT and an eastern range extension


EmmaCook wrote:
   23 Aug 2022
Oops. I did upload this at the start of the year but haven't had an ID so forgot I had done it.
EmmaCook wrote:
   23 Aug 2022
@RWPurdie any ideas?
EmmaCook wrote:
   25 Aug 2022
@gregbaines what are your thoughts?
Tapirlord wrote:
   25 Aug 2022
Foliage somewhat reminds me of Cotula coronopifolia over Hyalosperma demissum or Siloxerus multiflorus. I can't place the "flower bracts?", if thats what we are looking at.
   3 Oct 2022
Hi Emma,

Sorry for the slow reply – just returned to work after a week in Melbourne.

I suspect your unknown is Brachyscome perpusilla- see . I think you said you have a specimen/s. To confirm can you please check that the ligules are < 2mm long and the fruit completely lack a pappus. If it’s this species it will be a new record for the ACT and quite a range extension. We would love a specimens for the herbarium if possible.

Dave Albrecht (CSIRO)
   3 Oct 2022
FYI, response from Dave at ANH. My sample is too dried to confirm his questions re: ligule length and seed pappus. But I can hopefully locate it in our plot again this season and sample for him to confirm. Gooroo is throwing up all kinds of things these days!

Emma Cook
EmmaCook wrote:
   2 Feb 2023
Sadly, despite a few efforts over the season I wasn't able to relocate this species in 2022. Based on the VicFlora images in comparison to all of the ones I have, and Dave's expert opinion I am confident his ID is correct.
Tapirlord wrote:
   2 Feb 2023
This must be like the 6-7th new species for the ACT found in the last couple of years.
gregbaines wrote:
   6 Feb 2023
That particular location is quite extraordinary for its diversity and the number of unusual species it supports. It is a bit of a treasure trove.

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Species information

  • Brachyscome perpusilla Scientific name
  • Tiny Daisy Common name
  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 28 Sep 2021 02:55 PM Recorded on
  • EmmaCook Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5 - 10 mm Flower dimension
  • Less than 10cm Plant height
  • True In flower

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