Mitrasacme pilosa Labill.

Hairy Mitrewort

Nov. Holl. Pl. 1: 36, t. 49 (1805) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial herb, prostrate, procumbent or weakly erect, 5–10(–15) cm high; branches weak, coarsely and densely hirsute, rarely glabrous; hairs spreading to patent. Leaves narrowly oblong to narrowly ovate or elliptic, 3–10 mm long, (0.7–)1.5–5.5 mm wide, glabrous or hairy; margin usually recurved; apex acute. Flowers in upper axils or in small terminal, leafy umbels; pedicels to 65 mm long, sparsely to densely hairy. Calyx 3.5–5.5 mm long, lobes c. as long as tube; corolla 3.5–6.5 mm long, lobes 1.5–2.5 mm long. Capsules ellipsoid, 4–6 mm diam., with fruiting style 1–1.8 mm long.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro.

2 varieties, both in Victoria.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Loganiaceae
genus Mitrasacme
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Mitrasacme pilosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Mitrasacme pilosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain 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
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

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South Australia
New South Wales