Mimulus gracilis R.Br.

Slender Monkey-flower

Prodr. 439 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect to ascending, rhizomatous or stoloniferous perennial, 4–35 cm high, glabrous. Leaves sessile, not joined at nodes, lanceolate to linear-oblong, 5–35 mm long, 2–6 mm wide, apex obtuse to broadly acute, base narrow-cuneate to rounded, margins entire or sparsely toothed. Flowers solitary in axils; pedicels 1–7 cm long. Calyx 4–6 mm long, teeth equal, c. 1 mm long; corolla 2-lipped, blue, purple or lilac, tube 7–10 mm long, yellow, upper lip recurved, lower lip c. 4–7 mm long, spreading, with a prominent raised yellow palate behind, closing the mouth. Capsule ellipsoid to globose, 5–6 mm long. Flowers May–Sep.

LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. India, southern Africa. Scattered across northern Victoria and in the Little Desert, on heavy soils in swamps, creeks and depressions prone to flooding.

Source: Barker, W.R.; Harden, G.J. (1999). Mimulus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-21
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Phrymaceae
genus Mimulus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Mimulus gracilis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Mimulus gracilis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales