Haloragis odontocarpa F.Muell.

Toothed Raspwort

Fragm. 1: 108 (1859) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual herb 10–100 cm tall; rootstock a taproot; stems smooth, pilose, glabrescent. Leaves mainly alternate, ovate, mostly 15–60 mm long, 4–15 mm wide, with 10–30 prominent blunt teeth, pilose, petiole to 20 mm long; bracts linear, 3–10 mm long, entire or serrate, green; bracteoles linear, 0.6–0.7 mm long, membranous, brown. Inflorescence usually 3–7-flowered; pedicels 0.2–0.5 mm long; sepals 4, green, triangular, 0.6–1.2 mm long; petals 4, yellow-green, 2–2.6 mm long; stamens 8; ovary 4-celled, ovoid, 0.4–0.5 mm long, weakly 4-angled, densely pilose, styles 4. Fruit ovoid, 1–5 per axil, 4-winged or 4-ribbed between sepals, variously ornamented, often finely 1- or 2-pitted between the ribs or angles.

LoM, MuM, RobP.

4 forms are recognized based on ornamentation of the fruits; 3 are currently known to occur in Victoria, the forth (f. odontocarpa) is now thought to be extinct in Victoria.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Haloragaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2018-01-24
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Haloragis odontocarpa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Haloragis odontocarpa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Robinvale Plains present native

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales