Hydrocotyle capillaris Klatt

Slender Pennywort

Linnaea 29: 707 (1859)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Glabrous, erect or lax annual 2–10 cm high, usually branched from base. Leaf-lamina to 2–9 mm across, deeply 3- or 5-lobed; lobes entire or 3-dentate; petiole 2–9 mm long; stipules scarious, ciliate or fringed, white to yellow. Umbels simple, leaf-opposed, 3–4 mm diam., 3–6-flowered; peduncle 2–12(–30) mm long; pedicel to 0.5 mm long. Petals yellow. Fruits c. 1 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide; mericarps with keeled dorsal and intermediate ribs, area between them minutely pitted, area enclosed by intermediate ribs smooth and flat. Flowers spring.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuM, NIS, OtP, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also WA, SA, Tas. In Victoria confined mainly to areas west of Port Phillip Bay, usually in light forest, woodland or open heaths, often on sandy soils.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Apiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Araliaceae
genus Hydrocotyle
Higher taxa


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