Synaptantha tillaeacea var. tillaeacea

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Spreading, prostrate, somewhat succulent annual to c. 20 cm diam. Leaves narrow-elliptic, 2–5 mm long (including pseudopetiole c. 1 mm), 0.7–1.5 mm wide, apex subacute; stipular sheath 0.5–1 mm long, pale, 2–6-toothed or narrowly lobed on each side. Flowers 1 or 2 per axil; pedicels 1–2 mm long at anthesis, elongating to c. 4 mm in fruit; hypanthium c. 0.5 mm long at anthesis, cupular, slightly compressed, wider than long; sepals erect, narrow-triangular, about as long as hypanthium; petals triangular, slightly exceeding sepals, pale, membranous; stamens subequal to sepals; style c. 0.2 mm long. Capsule cupular, c. 1 mm long, 2 mm wide, slightly flattened; seeds elliptic, irregularly trigonous, c. 0.5 mm long, blackish, shining, alveolate, 20–40 per capsule.

MuM, MSB, RobP. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, Vic. Known in Victoria from only 2 recent collections (1999, 2011) from the Murray River floodplain downstream of Robinvale, where occurring in chenopod shrubland and Black Box (Eucalyptus largiflorens) grassy woodland, and from Neds Corner Station, where occuring in shallow depression in chenopod shrubland.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2016-09-07
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-09-26
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Synaptantha tillaeacea var. tillaeacea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Synaptantha tillaeacea var. tillaeacea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales