Cardamine tryssa I.Thomps.

Muelleria 18: 27 (2004) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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

Glabrous taprooted annual to 15 cm high; stems erect. Basal leaves in a rosette, 2–8 cm long, entire, spathulate, sometimes with 1–3 paris of lobes along margins; cauline leaves 0–2, 7–20 mm long, sometimes with 1 or 2 small lobes. Inflorescence 3–15-flowered; sepals 1–2 mm long; petals 2.5–4 mm long, white or pink; mature style to 1.5 mm long. Fruit erect to slightly spreading, 20–25 mm long, c. 1 mm wide; pedicles 5–10 mm long; seeds c. 1 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Dec. (2 records).

EGL. NSW, ACT, Tas. Known in Victoria from a single population near Lake Tyers, growing on limestone in open forest on steep banks of a creek.

This species closely resembles Cardamine franklinensis, which is a much more robust, perennial herb.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-09-01
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-10
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Brassicaceae
genus Cardamine
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cardamine tryssa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cardamine tryssa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

State distribution

Distribution map
Australian Capital Territory