Eutaxia microphylla var. microphylla

Common Eutaxia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Variable heath-like shrub from prostrate to 1 m tall; stems dense and intricate or erect, usually glabrous, smaller ones often spinescent. Leaves linear to linear-oblong, mostly 1.5–2.5 mm long (rarely to 5 mm or more), to 1 mm wide, green on both surfaces, crowded, flat or slightly concave, usually glabrous except for a few marginal cilia, subsessile, apex obtuse. Flowers c. 6 mm long, solitary or rarely paired; pedicels 1–2 mm long, glabrous; bracteoles 1–4 mm long, persistent. Calyx 2.5–4 mm long, glabrous or sparsely hairy, teeth equal to or longer than tube; standard broader than long, yellow, often streaked purple or red; wings yellow; keel purple. Pod 4–5 mm long; seeds usually 2, c. 2.5 mm long, brown-black. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Widespread and common in drier parts of western and northern Victoria, often in mallee communities, with an isolated eastern occurrence near Morwell.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-04-26
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-11
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eutaxia microphylla var. microphylla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eutaxia microphylla var. microphylla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway 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