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|Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Delairea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Delairea odorata Lem.
Habit: Perennial vine, glabrous; new growth fleshy. Stem: 1--6 m, much-branched, twining, green or purple, proximally becoming woody, creeping, rooting at nodes. Leaf: alternate, evenly spaced; petiole base often with 2 stipule-like lobes; blade 3--8(12) cm, widely deltate, palmately 5--9-lobed, lobes acute to acuminate, faces green to yellow-green, shiny. Inflorescence: heads discoid, +- 20 in terminal or axillary cyme-like clusters; involucre cylindric to obconic; phyllaries +- 8, equal in 1--2 series, erect, narrowly linear, green, glabrous, persistent. Disk Flower: 8--45; corolla narrowly bell- to funnel-shaped, bright yellow; anther tip oblong; style tips truncate. Fruit: cylindric, 5-angled, glabrous; pappus of white, minutely barbed bristles, exceeding phyllaries. Chromosomes: 2n=40.
Ecology: Shady, +- disturbed places, riparian woodland, coastal scrub; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, s NCoR, w-c GV, CCo, SnFrB, w SCoRO, w SW; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: Nov--Mar Note: Highly invasive, difficult to eradicate.
Synonyms: Senecio mikanioides Walp.
eFlora Treatment Author: Debra K. Trock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Delairea
Next taxon: Dicoria
Citation for this treatment: Debra K. Trock 2016. Delairea odorata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=80449, accessed on December 02, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 02, 2016.