Ballantinia antipoda (F.Muell.) E.A.Shaw

Contr. Gray Herb. 205: 161 (1974) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: endangered (EN); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Prostrate or weakly ascending, to 10 cm high; hairs simple or branched. Basal leaves petiolate, to 3 cm long, 1 (rarely 2)-pinnate with 1–5 linear to obovate segments; stem leaves reducing to toothed or entire. Sepals c. 1.5 mm long; petals 2–2.5 mm long. Fruit erect to spreading, slightly compressed at right-angles to septum, 3–5 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide; pedicels erect to spreading, 4–10 mm long. Flowers winter–spring.

CVU, Gold, OtP, VVP. Also Tas. Known previously from dry stony areas of west-central Victoria but presumed extinct until rediscovered in 1983 near Castlemaine.

Characterised by its hairy, pinnate rosette leaves and the small ellipsoid fruits with a complete septum and few seeds.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Brassicaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-10-01
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Brassicaceae
genus Ballantinia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Ballantinia antipoda in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Ballantinia antipoda in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native

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