Mitrasacme polymorpha R.Br.

Varied Mitrewort

Prodr. 452 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Perennial herb, sometimes flowering in first year, erect, to c. 15(–30) cm high, usually much branched, hirsute or scabrous; hairs spreading to patent. Leaves narrowly ovate to oblong, oblanceolate or linear, 2–15 mm long, 1–3(–6) mm wide, glabrous or sparsely to moderately hairy, margin recurved, apex acute. Inflorescence to c. 10 cm long, flowers arranged in terminal, irregular umbels of 3–6 flowers; pedicels to 40(–75) mm long, glabrous. Calyx 2–4 mm long, lobes about equal to tube; corolla 6–8.5 mm long, lobes 2.5–4 mm long. Capsules globular, 3–4 mm diam., with fruiting style 1–2 mm long. Flowers and fruits Sep.–Apr.

EGL, EGU, WPro. Also Qld, NSW. Restricted in Victoria, but locally common in near-coastal heaths in the far east (Mallacoota area), apparently also at Wilsons Promontory, but not recorded from there since 1908.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1999). Loganiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-09-26
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Loganiaceae
genus Mitrasacme
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Mitrasacme polymorpha in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Mitrasacme polymorpha in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory