Trachymene humilis (Hook.f.) Benth.

Alpine Trachymene

Fl. Austral. 3: 351 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizomatous, sometimes mat-forming perennial. Leaves all basal; lamina narrowly to widely elliptic, ovate or obovate in outline, 5–45 mm long, 4–32 mm wide, entire, toothed, or bluntly 3(–5)-lobed; petioles 1–14 cm long. Umbels 1–8 per leaf-tuft, 25–50-flowered; peduncle 1.5–40 cm long; involucral bracts c. 14–20, c. linear, 5.6–14 mm long; pedicels 0.5–8 mm long. Petals ovate to obovate, 0.9–1.6 mm long, white to pale mauve; stamens 1.5–2.3 mm long; styles 1.3–1.6 mm long. Mericarps 3–4 mm long, 2.2–3.2 mm wide, smooth to wrinkled, glabrous, usually both of each pair equally developed.

EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp.

2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

Source: Walsh, N.G.; Borre, A. van den (1999). Trachymene. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Trachymene humilis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Trachymene humilis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory