Diplaspis nivis Van den Borre & Henwood

Stiff Diplaspis

Australian Systematic Botany 11: 10 (1998)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Herb to 12 cm high. Leaf-lamina 5–15 mm diam., cordate at base, thick-textured, stiff, paler beneath, upper surface sparsely bristly or glabrous, lower surface glabrous; margins recurved, entire to finely crenulate; petiole usually glabrous, 1–7 cm long. Umbels c. 10–20(–30)-flowered; peduncle 1–11 cm long, glabrous to sparsely bristly, elongating and becoming thickened and hollow in fruit; bracts 5–10, c. linear, 2–5 mm long; pedicels 2–5 mm long. Flowers bisexual; petals 1–1.3 mm long, white, sometimes suffused red. Fruit very flattened, mericarps broad-ovate in outline, 2.5–3 mm long. Flowers Dec.–Feb.

GipP, HNF, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW, Tas. Confined to Sphagnum bogs and wet heaths in alps, but locally common and often forming small colonies.

This species was recently segregated from the Tasmanian endemic D. hydrocotyle.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Diplaspis
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory