Monotoca rotundifolia J.H.Willis

Trailing Monotoca

Muelleria 1: 141 (1967) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Prostrate or ascending shrub to c. 30 cm high; branchlets minutely hispidulous. Leaves broadly oblong to almost circular, 1.8–6 mm long, 1.4–5.5 mm wide, obtuse, usually convex, upper surface roughened, lower surface whitish; margins smooth to ciliate, recurved; petioles glabrous adaxially. Flowers axillary solitary (rarely some in 2- or 3-flowered spikes); peduncle 0.1–1 mm long; bracts, bracteoles and sepals ovate-oblong to ovate-orbiculate, obtuse; bracts persistent on spike axis; bracteoles 0.5–0.8 mm long; sepals 0.8–1.2 mm long; corolla whitish-cream, campanulate, 1.2–1.6 mm long in female flowers; 1.8–2.4 mm long in males; lobes papillose inside, slightly longer than tube; anthers 0.9–1.3 mm long, exserted or half-exserted from corolla tube; ovary plus style 0.6–0.8 mm long. Fruit unknown. Flowers Jan.–Mar.

SnM. Also NSW. In Victoria, apparently confined to Brumby Point in the north-eastern portion of Nunniong Plateau, where it occurs on skeletal substrate in low heathland.

Source: Albrecht, D.E. (1996). Epacridaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Ericales
family Ericaceae
genus Monotoca
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Monotoca rotundifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Monotoca rotundifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales