Haloragis eichleri Orchard

Eichler's Raspwort

Bull. Auckland Inst. Mus. 10: 88 (1975) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Perennial herb or subshrub 25–50 cm tall; stems ascending, rooting in lower parts, smooth to weakly 4-angled, hirsute, with soft, spreading pellucid hairs. Leaves opposite below, becoming alternate above, ovate to narrow-ovate, 10–55 mm long, 3–20 mm wide, coriaceous, pilose, sessile, margins with 10–15 large blunt teeth; bracts lanceolate, 3–15 mm long, green, entire or sparsely serrate; bracteoles linear, 1–2 mm long, membranous, brown. Inflorescence 1–7-flowered; pedicels to 0.5 mm long; sepals 4, green or reddish, triangular, 0.8–0.9 mm long; petals 4, green or reddish, 1.8–2.3 mm long; stamens 8; ovary 4-celled, ovoid to globose, 0.6–0.7 mm long, 4-angled, pilose, styles 4, stigmas red to yellow. Fruit ovoid, usually 1–3 per axil, 2–2.5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm diam., reddish-brown, bluntly 4-angled, weakly transversely rugose, pilose, 4-celled but 1 usually abortive. Flowers Nov.–Jan.

Glep. Also SA. Apparently confined to the Portland area where known from a single collection.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Saxifraganae]
order Saxifragales
family Haloragaceae
genus Haloragis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Haloragis eichleri in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Haloragis eichleri in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native

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South Australia