Stellaria angustifolia subsp. tenella (Benth.) C.H.Mill. & J.G.West

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 25: 36 (2012) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual herb, mat-forming or shortly erect, glabrous or rarely scabrous; stems to 20 cm long. Leaves (1.5–)2–10(–17) mm long. Pedicles (3–)6–14.5(–20) mm long, usually deflexed in fruit. Sepals elliptic to ovate, 1.3–2(–2.4) mm long, obtuse or acute, apex folded over to form a hood; petals 2–3.2(–4) mm long, deeply bifid; stamens usually 10, filaments to 3 mm long. Seeds 4–9, ellipsoid or suborbicular; tubercules narrow and flattened, and somewhat ridge-like.

CVU, GipP, Glep, Gold, HSF, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also NSW. Scattered throughout coastal and inland wetlands.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-05-26
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-22
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Stellaria angustifolia subsp. tenella in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Stellaria angustifolia subsp. tenella in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales