Haloragis myriocarpa Orchard

Prickly Raspwort

Bull. Auckland Inst. Mus. 10: 132 (1975) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect perennial herb 30–60 cm tall; rootstock a taproot; stems smooth or weakly 4-ribbed, glabrous. Leaves more or less opposite below, alternate above, linear to terete, 15–45 mm long, submucronate, entire or sometimes with small sparse lobes or tubercular teeth, glabrous to sparsely scabrous, sessile; bracts linear-lanceolate, 4.5–6 mm long, entire, mucronate, glabrous or scabrous, green; bracteoles lanceolate, 0.5–0.8 mm long, entire, brown. Inflorescence 5–7-flowered; pedicels to 0.2 mm long; sepals 4, green, narrow-triangular, 0.6–0.9 mm long; petals 4, red, 2–2.7 mm long; stamens 8; ovary 4-celled, ovoid to hemispherical, 0.3–0.5 mm long, 8-ribbed to 8-angled, glabrous, styles 4. Fruit ovoid, globose or nearly obpyriform, 3–7 per axil, 1.2–1.5 mm long, 1–1.4 mm diam., 8-ribbed, ribs between sepals sometimes wing-like, glabrous. Flowers Nov.–Feb.

Brid, Glep, LoM, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Tas. In Victoria apparently confined to the west between Little Desert and Portland where it grows in wet habitats.

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: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
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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 myriocarpa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Haloragis myriocarpa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native

State distribution

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South Australia