Montia fontana subsp. amporitana Sennen

Bull. Acad. Int. Géogr. Bot. 20: 110 (1911) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Plants usually freely branching from base and above. Leaves oblong to oblanceolate, to 10 mm long, 3 mm wide. Flowers both solitary and in clusters or all clustered. Sepals 0.5–1.2 mm long, petals 1–1.5 mm long. Mature capsules 1.2–1.5 mm long; seeds elliptic, 0.6–1 mm diam., papillate or ± acutely tuberculate in several dorsal rows, with lower, elongate tubercles on the sides. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

CVU, GipP, HNF, HSF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv. Known in Victoria by a few collections from shallow pools and wet soil in alpine areas on the Snowy Range toward Mt Howitt, Wonnangatta River and at lower altitudes in the foothills of the Strathbogie Ranges (Merton and Benalla areas) and in the Melbourne suburb of Hampton.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Portulacaceae. 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 Caryophyllanae
family Montiaceae
genus Montia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Montia fontana subsp. amporitana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Montia fontana subsp. amporitana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory