Cyphanthera myosotidea (F.Muell.) Haegi

Small-leaf Ray-flower

Telopea 2: 177 (1981) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rounded shrub to 50 cm high; branches with an indumentum of short glandular and non-glandular hairs, viscid. Leaves sessile or subsessile, oblong, elliptic or ovate, mostly 2–10 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, obtuse, often abruptly narrowed in upper half due to recurving of margins, pubescent and viscid with glandular and non-glandular hairs. Flowers usually solitary, sometimes in 1–3-flowered cymes; pedicels 1–10 mm long, pubescent; calyx campanulate, 2–5 mm long, pubescent; corolla 6–11 mm long, sparsely pubescent outside, papillose inside, white with purple striations, lobes ovate, 2.5–5 mm long, obtuse, about as long as tube, spreading; stamens 2–5 mm long. Capsule broad-ovoid to globose, 2.5–4 mm long; seeds c. 2.5 mm long, pitted, brown. Flowers mainly spring.

GGr, LoM, MuM, RobP, Wim. Also SA. Scattered through north-western Victoria from the northern Grampians to the Sunset Country and sometimes common in mallee communities on sandy soils.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Solanaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-23
Hero image
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Solanales
family Solanaceae
genus Cyphanthera
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cyphanthera myosotidea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cyphanthera myosotidea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Greater Grampians present native

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia