Triglochin minutissima F.Muell.

Fragm. 6: 82 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Slender annual herb, 1.5–4.5 cm high. Leaves flat and thread-like, 0.5–2.5 cm long, shorter than to almost as long as the infructescence. Scape at fruiting erect or ascending, (0.8–)1.5–3.5 cm long; infructescence (0.3–)0.5–1.8(–2.4) cm long, with (4–)7–13 fruits. Fruits narrowly pyramidal to suboblong, 1.3–1.8(–2.2) mm long, 0.4–0.5(–0.7) mm wide just above base; pedicel 0.1–0.2 mm long; carpels 6, 3 fertile carpels alternating with 3 undeveloped sterile ones; fertile carpels flat to slightly convex dorsally when dry, at base with 2 minute lateral obtuse points up to c. 0.1 mm long. Fruits Aug.–Nov.

GipP, GGr, MuM, OtP, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also WA, SA, Tas. Scattered on damp saline soils near salt-lakes, and forming part of herbfield in coastal saltmarshes.

Triglochin minutissimum appears to be only a smaller-fruited variant of T. nana.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-28
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-11
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Alismatales
family Juncaginaceae
genus Triglochin
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Triglochin minutissima in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Triglochin minutissima in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia