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Anisotome procumbens
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Scientific classification
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  • Gingidium procumbens' F.Muell.
  • Aciphylla procumbens' (F.Muell.) Benth.

Anisotome procumbens, the mountain celery, is a small, perennial herb endemic to the Australian State of Tasmania. It is primarily found in high-elevation habitats in the west and south-west of the island.


Anisotome procumbens was first described as Gingidium procumbens by Ferdinand von Mueller from plants collected at Mount La Perouse, Tasmania by A. Oldfield.


Anisotome procumbens is a mat- or cushion-forming perennial herb with glossy, bright green, deeply divided leaves in a basal rosette and an umbellate inflorescence typical of the family. Some of the dolerite mountaintops of south-eastern Tasmania, such as Adamsons Peak and Hartz Peak have healthy populations of A. procumbens. At these locations, individual mats can reach over 2 m in diameter.

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