Triglochin longicarpa (Ostenf.) Aston

Muelleria 26 (2): 100 (2008) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Slender annual herb, 4–13 cm high. Leaves flat and tread-like, 2.0–5.5 cm long, shorter than to almost as long as infructescence. Scape at fruiting erect or ascending, 1.5–5.0 cm long, infructescence 1.0–6.5 cm long, with 6–54 fruits. Fruits narrowly cylindric, slightly expanded at base, 3.2–5.8 mm long, 0.4–0.5 mm wide just above base; sessile or subsessile, 0.1–1.2 mm long; carpels 6, 3 fertile alternating with 3 underdeveloped sterile ones; fertile carpels ± flat when dry, at base with 2 minute downward incurved points to 0.1 mm long that do not extend beyond the carpel outline. Fruits Sep.–Oct.(–Dec.).  

MuM. Also WA, SA. Occurs in damp sand loam and clay, often in saline soils near the edges of salt lakes and claypans.

This species closely resembles T. minutissima and T. nana. From the former it may be distinguished by the longer fruits, and the latter by the more slender, non-spurred fruits.  

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-28
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-11
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Alismatales
family Juncaginaceae
genus Triglochin
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia