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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Apiales

Familia: Apiaceae
Subfamilia: Mackinlayoideae
Genus: Actinotus
Species: Actinotus leucocephalus

Actinotus leucocephalus Benth., 1837

Eriocalia leucocephala (Benth.) Heynh.
Holotome leucocephala (Benth.) Walp.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Bentham, G. 1837. Enum. Pl. Hueg. 56.


Hassler, M. 2018. Actinotus leucocephalus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Sep 14. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Actinotus leucocephalus. Published online. Accessed: Sep 14 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Actinotus leucocephalus in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Sep 14. 2018. Actinotus leucocephalus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Sep 14.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Actinotus leucocephalus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Actinotus leucocephalus is a small plant in the Apiaceae family, endemic to Western Australia.[4]


Actinotus leucocephalus is an erect annual herb growing from 0.1 to 0.45 m high. Its white to cream flowers may be seen from September to December or from January to February. It grows on many different soils.[4]

It was first described by George Bentham in 1837.[1][2]

"Actinotus leucocephalus". Australian Plant Name Index, IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
Bentham, G. in Endlicher, S.F.L., Fenzl, E., Bentham, G. & Schott, H.W. (1837) Umbelliferae. Enumeratio plantarum quas in Novae Hollandiae ora austro-occidentali ad fluvium Cygnorum et in Sinu Regis Georgii collegit Carolus liber baro de Hügel: 56
"Actinotus leucocephalus Benth. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
"Actinotus leucocephalus". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

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