Wilsonia humilis R.Br.

Silky Wilsonia

Prodr. 490 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Subshrub with prostrate or weakly ascending branches to c. 10 cm tall, hoary with dense appressed 2-branched hairs. Leaves sessile, ovate to lanceolate or oblong, 1.5–4 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex obtuse, concave, imbricate, distichous, silvery with appressed hairs. Flowers solitary, subsessile; calyx tubular, 4–6 mm long, teeth triangular, one-quarter to one-third the length of the tube, silky outside and inside; corolla white, tube 4–6 mm long, lobes linear-ovate, 2–3 mm long, acute; stamens shortly exserted, filaments attached just below the throat; ovary 1- or 2-celled, stigmas capitate. Capsule c. 3 mm long. Flowers mainly spring and summer.

Brid, GipP, GGr, LoM, MuM, OtP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also WA, SA, ?NSW, Tas. Scattered across southern Victoria west from Lakes Entrance, usually in coastal saltmarshes or seepage zones on coastal cliffs, but extending inland in the west of the state to the edges of salt lakes.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Convolvulaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-28
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Solanales
genus Wilsonia
Higher taxa


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