Gonocarpus micranthus Thunb.

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Short-lived perennial herb, prostrate, ascending or erect, 5–60 cm tall; stems rooting at nodes, smooth, glabrous or sparsely scabrous. Leaves opposite, orbicular, ovate, lanceolate-ovate to cordate, 0.3–1.5 cm long, 0.3–10 mm wide, glabrous, base rounded or cordate, margins thickened, with 8–20 small crenate teeth; petiole 0.6–2 mm long; bracts alternate, lanceolate, 0.5–1 mm long, entire, deciduous; bracteoles orbicular, 0.1–0.2 mm long, entire or minutely serrate, brown, deciduous. Inflorescence unbranched or branched to the second order (rarely to the third or fourth order). Flowers pendent, pedicel 0.1–0.3 mm long; sepals 0.4–0.5 mm long, basally saccate; petals reddish, 0.8–1.5 mm long; stamens 8, anthers 0.7–0.9 mm long; ovary obovoid, 0.6–0.9 mm long, red to grey, shiny, prominently 8-ribbed, glabrous. Fruit 0.7–0.9 mm long.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro.

2 subspecies, largely distinguished on habit; both apparently in Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-05-31
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2016-05-31
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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 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Gonocarpus 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
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory