Phyllangium sulcatum Dunlop

Fl. Australia 28: 315 (1996) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: extinct (x)

Annual, erect herb to 17 cm high; branches weak, terete, glabrous. Leaves elliptic, ovate or narrowly ovate, 2–13 mm long, (1–)2–4 mm wide, glabrous or with a few hairs, margin flat, apex acute. Flowers in few-flowered umbellate clusters in upper axils; peduncles to 65 mm long; involucre 6-veined (rarely with 4 additional secondary veins), tube 3–5 mm long, lobes 1–3 mm long; corolla 2.5–3.5 mm long, lobes c. half as long as tube; styles connate. Capsules c. 2.5 mm long; seeds black, sulcate. Flowers and fruits Aug.–Nov.

Also WA, SA, NSW. Known in Victoria from the Grampians, Little Desert and Wilsons Promontory. In other states, a species of shallow soils overlaying rock.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1999). Loganiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Loganiaceae
genus Phyllangium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Phyllangium sulcatum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Phyllangium sulcatum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera extinct native
Gippsland Plain extinct native
Greater Grampians extinct native
Wilsons Promontory extinct native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales