Elacholoma prostrata (Benth.) W.R.Barker & Beardsley

Phytoneuron 39: 23 (2012) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Prostrate annual or perennial, forming broad mats, rooting at nodes, with white eglandular hairs, largely confined to younger stems, calyces and leaf-margins. Leaves sessile, joined by a ridge at nodes, c. obovate to elliptic, 2–6 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide, apex more or less acute, base mostly narrow-cuneate, margins entire. Flowers solitary in axils; pedicel 5–25 mm long. Calyx 3–7 mm long, teeth almost equal, c. 1 mm long; corolla more or less rotate, tube 6–15 mm long and gradually dilated above calyx, tube yellow, throat white, lobes spreading, almost equal, 4–5 mm long, blue or pink, rarely white. Capsule obovoid, 4–5 mm long. Flowers Jul.–Sep.

Gold, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria, confined to north-western and north-central areas and rather uncommon. Mostly on heavy soils prone to seasonal inundation (gilgais, floodplains etc.).

Plants from South Australia, Victoria and Northern Territory have smaller leaves and are more densely hairy than those of New South Wales and Queensland.

Source: Barker, W.R.; Harden, G.J. (1999). Mimulus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Mimulus prostratus Benth.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-21
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Phrymaceae
genus Elacholoma
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Elacholoma prostrata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Elacholoma prostrata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native

State distribution

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales