Platylobium montanum subsp. montanum

Muelleria 29 (2): 164, 165 (2011) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Weakly erect or scrambling shrubs, not rooting at nodes. Leaves generally all opposite; base shallowly to deeply cordate, less often truncate or rounded; petiole 2–5(–8) mm long. Flowers (and fruits) commonly produced; pedicles 5–15(–20) mm long; bracteoles inserted 0.5–2 mm below receptacle; calyx 5–7 mm long, upper lobes 3–5 mm wide. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

CVU, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, WPro. Also NSW, ACT. Widespread and common understorey shrub in open forest and woodland, on ranges in north-eastern and central Victoria, with outlying populations at Mt Oberon and the Grampians.

Similar to and often difficult to distinguish from Platylobium reflexum when sterile (see note under that species). Plants may also closely resemble P. parviflorum, which is generally distinguished by its relatively narrower leaves that are typically not cordate, the shorter and more prominently striate bracteoles, and less densely hairy calyx. 

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-05-13
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Platylobium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Platylobium montanum subsp. montanum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Platylobium montanum subsp. montanum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory