Disphyma crassifolium subsp. clavellatum (Haw.) Chinnock

Rounded Noon-flower

Fl. South Australia 1: 194 (1986) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Stems to c. 2 m long. Leaves 1–4 (rarely to 7) cm long, 2–8 mm thick, usually shining green, sometimes yellowish or tinged red, terete to rather obscurely trigonous. Flowers 2–5 cm diam.; pedicel 1–8cm long, elongating in fruit; calyx tube obconic; the 2 longest sepals usually c. 1 (rarely to c. 3) cm long, enlarging in fruit; petaloid staminodes c. 1–2 cm long. Capsule obconic, c. 1 cm long and wide (to 18 mm wide when opened); seeds ovoid, slightly compressed, almost smooth, c. 0.8 mm long. Flowers mainly Oct.–Feb.

EGL, GipP, Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, OtP, OtR, RobP, SnM, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Common bordering coastal salt-marsh and sea-cliffs, as well as inland (chiefly north-west) in saline depressions and on heavy alluvial soils.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-03-16
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-12
Hero image
Distribution map


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Disphyma crassifolium subsp. clavellatum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Disphyma crassifolium subsp. clavellatum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera 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
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales