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Plant Species of the genus Bedfordia

Information about this genus
Name: Bedfordia
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Generally slow-growing, they require a cool but mild climate and a humid sheltered situation in semi-shade, with moist but well-drained soil rich in humus. Propagation is possible from either seed or cuttings, though the dense mat of wool on twigs makes the latter method problematic.
Description: A genus of 3 species of evergreen trees and shrubs from southeastern Australia (including Tasmania), Bedfordia is closely allied to Brachyglottis and Senecio in the daisy (composite) family. They have erect trunks and thick, somewhat flaky pale bark, and the younger twigs are coated in a close mat of whitish hairs; the elongated leaves have thick woolly hairs on their undersides. Flowerheads are small and cylindrical, borne in short clusters among the upper leaves. They lack ray florets but the tubular golden yellow disc florets are quite decorative. Bedfordia species grow in cooler mountain and hill regions, usually in tall moist forests.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Bedfordia arborescens 8-9
Bedfordia linearis 8-9

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