Gonocarpus micranthus subsp. micranthus

Creeping Raspwort

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate or ascending herb, 5–10 cm tall; stems rooting at nodes, often forming mats. Leaves ovate, lanceolate-ovate to cordate, 3–7(–12) mm long. Inflorescence unbranched or branched to the second order and then all branches ± erect. Flowers Oct.–Feb.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Widespread in Victoria, mostly on wet, peaty soils.

Gonocarpus micranthus subsp. ramosissimus is distinguished from subsp. micranthus by its erect (to 60 cm) habit, and larger, diffuse inflorescence with third- or fourth-order branching. However, subsp. micrantha often becomes large and robust, with quite diffuse inflorescences following disturbances such as fire. These specimens can be quite difficult to distinguish from subsp. ramosissimus, but generally remain much lower, with stems initally prostrate and rooting for several nodes, and becoming ascending rather than erect.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Haloragaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-12-04
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Gonocarpus micranthus subsp. micranthus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Gonocarpus micranthus subsp. micranthus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory