Selliera radicans Cav.

Shiny Swamp-mat

Anales Hist. Nat. 1: 41, t. 5 fig. 2 (1799) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate, often mat-forming herb; stems to c. 50 cm long. Leaves spathulate to obovate, 1–11 cm long, 2–35 mm wide, glossy. Peduncles to 5 cm long; bracteoles linear, 1–3 mm long; pedicels to 12 mm long; sepals ovate to oblong, 3–5 mm long, adnate to ovary; corolla 5–12 mm long, glabrous; indusium subglobose, with silky hairs at base, minutely ciliate at orifice. Fruit ovoid, 4–5 mm long; seeds circular to elliptic, c. 2 mm wide, flattened, wing c. 0.5 mm wide, usually crumpled, sticky when wet. Flowers mainly Oct.–Apr.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, NSW, Tas. New Zealand, Chile. Scattered mainly across southern Victoria, usually in coastal saltmarshes but also in wet areas near lakes and streams. .

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Goodeniaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Goodeniaceae
genus Selliera
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Selliera radicans in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Selliera radicans in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory