Sebaea albidiflora F.Muell.

White Sebaea

Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 46 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect herb, 2–20 cm high; stem simple or few-branched. Leaves ovate to orbicular, 2–10 mm long and wide, the lower ones vestigial. Most flowers in dense terminal cymes, each flower more or less sessile in the axils of paired, leaf-like bracts. Flowers 4-partite; calyx 3–6 mm long, lobes elliptic to oblong, obtuse, margins broadly membranous; corolla creamy-white, tube subequal to calyx, membranous, contracted around the ovary summit, lobes ovate, 1–2 mm long; stamens shortly exceeding corolla-tube; style and stigmas each c. 1 mm long. Capsule ovoid, 4–5 mm long; seeds c. rhomboid, 0.6 mm long, trabeculate. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, OtP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Tas. Common in and near saltmarsh communities along the coast and on saline ground prone to flooding away from the coast in the south-west (e.g. Casterton to Cavendish, Camperdown areas).

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Gentianaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-07-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Gentianaceae
genus Sebaea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Sebaea albidiflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Sebaea albidiflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

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South Australia