Acaena novae-zelandiae—Bidgee-widgee, Biddy Biddy—ROSACEAE

Acaena novae-zelandiae

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Habitat—Widespresd on margins of Rainforest and Sclerophyll Forest.

Distribution— On the coast, ranges and slopes throughout New South Wales. Also occurrs in Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia

Description—Creeping herb with densely to sparsely hairy stems.

Local occurrences

Barrington Tops National Park, Copeland Tops State Conservation Area and Dorrigo National Park

Leaves.—7 to 9–foliolate; leaflets ± oblong, largest ones 8 to 12 mm long, commonly 5 mm wide, upper surface glabrous, lower surface glaucous and densely to sparsely pilose with appressed hairs.

Acaena novae-zelandiae
Acaena novae-zelandiae

Inflorescence.—Flowering head globose, 6 to 10 mm diam., peduncle 5 to 10 cm long, elongating to 20 cm in fruit.

Flowering.—Spring

Fruit.— Fruiting head globose, 20 to 25 mm diam.; spines commonly 10 mm long; peduncle pubescent.

Ripe.—Summer

Acaena novae-zelandiae