Microseris laciniata subsp. laciniata

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Abbreviation: MILA

Seed sample from: 2011

Average Measurement: 5.6 x 0.8 x 0.8

Measurement Range: L: 4.75 – 7, W: 0.5 – 0.9, D: 0.5 – 0.9


Shape: Seed tubular with puckered hilum.

Additional Structures: Pappusattached at apex opposite hilum. Pappus fibers are attached in a circular pattern around end. Individual hairs are broad at point of attachment, narrowing to a point. Pappus fibers exceptionally broad, somewhat iridescent, and 1/10 – 1/3 as long as seed body.

Color: Hilum white, seed body tan or light brown.

Surface: Seed body has 10 – 15 grooves running longitudinally from hilum to pappus. Hilum is glossy but seed body is smooth and matte

Latitudinal Cross Section: elliptical MILA lat.png

Longitudinal Cross Section: elliptical MILA long.png