Erigeron sumatrensis Retz.
Retzius, A.J. (1788), Observationes Botanicae 5: 28. Type: Indonesia. E. Sumatra, Rev. D. Wennerberg s.n.
Erect stemmed herb up to 2 m tall. Stems clothed in pale hairs.
Flowers borned in terminal panicles of heads. Heads multiflowered, 6-7 mm diam. Outer flowers with a narrow corolla tube to about 4 mm long. Inner flowers (disk flowers) have a calyx of about 24 hairs (pappus) 3-3.5 mm long. Corolla tube about 3.5 mm long, corolla lobes triangular, about 0.5 mm long. Stamens 5, fused to form a tube around the style. Anthers attached about halfway up the tube.
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An annual herb native to North America but naturalised in Australia occurring in NEQ, CEQ and southwards throughout southern Australia. Altitudinal range from 4-1500 m. Found in Sclerophyll Forest, Notophyll Vine Forest, Open Eucalyptus and Melaleuca Forest and in various types of woodland and shrubland.
A weed of cultivated and disturbed ground.
Conyza sumatrensis (Retz.) E.Walker, Journal of Japanese Botany 46: 72 (1971).