Alpine podolepis facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAlpine podolepis
Alpine National Park, Victoria
(Maiden & Betche) J.H.Willis
Podolepis longipedata var. robusta Maiden & Betche
The species has a thick, upright single stem and reaches up to 60 cm in height, with yellow inflorescences that are around 25 mm in diameter. These appear in summer. Spathulate basal leaves clasp the stem and are up to 20 cm in length. Leaves on the stem above these are smaller and decrease in size with height.
The species was initially described in 1898 as Podolepis longipedata var. robusta based on plant material collected from Australia's highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko. In 1942, it was renamed as Podolepis acuminata var. robusta by botanist Jim Willis. He elevated it to species status in 1954.
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