Wilsonia rotundifolia Hook.

Round-leaf Wilsonia

Icon. Pl. 5: t. 410 (1842) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Subshrub with prostrate branches, more or less hirsute with spreading hairs. Leaves broad-ovate to oblong-spathulate, 1.5–7 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex acute or obtuse, hirsute to glabrescent, sessile or shortly petiolate. Flowers solitary, subsessile; calyx tubular, 4.5–5 mm long, teeth triangular, c. one-third the length of the tube, hirsute outside and inside; corolla white, tube 4.5–5 mm long, lobes oblong-elliptic, 2–3 mm long, acute; stamens shortly exserted, filaments attached just below the throat; ovary completely or partially 2-celled, stigmas capitate. Capsule c. 3 mm long. Flowers mainly spring and summer.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, OtP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. A widespread plant of coastal saltmarshes and inland saline sites such as brackish swamps and the edges of salt lakes.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Convolvulaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-28
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Solanales
genus Wilsonia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Wilsonia rotundifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Wilsonia rotundifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales