Microcybe pauciflora subsp. pauciflora

Yellow Microcybe

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Shrub to 60 cm high; branchlets smooth, densely silvery stellate-hairy. Leaves spreading, petiolate, 4–8 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, apex rounded, adaxial surface glandular-punctate, sparsely scabrous from persistent hair-bases, margin revolute. Inforescence c. 5–12-flowered. Sepals free, narrow-oblong, c. 1 mm long, densely stellate-hairy abaxially; petals narrow-ovate, 2.5–3 mm long, bright yellow, glabrous or sparsely ciliate towards base; stamen filaments stellate-ciliate toward base. Follicles c. 4 mm long, glabrous or with scattered hairs, pitted; seed c. 2–3 mm long, black. Flowers spring and summer.

LoM, MuM. Also in WA, SA. Very rare in Victoria, currently known only from the Ouyen area, but previously from a 1916 collection from near Murrayville, and an earlier gathering from near Lake Albacutya. In other States the species is found in open woodland and heathlands on sandy soil.

Description based partly on non-Victorian specimens.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Rutaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-17
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Rutaceae
genus Microcybe
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Microcybe pauciflora subsp. pauciflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Microcybe pauciflora subsp. pauciflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia