Stylidium soboliferum F.Muell.

Bristly Triggerplant

Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew. Gard. Misc. 8: 162 (1856)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Perennial, often colonial herb, 5–20 cm high. Leaves densely rosetted at base, narrowly oblanceo-late, 1–2 cm long, c. 1 mm wide, incurved and closely packed to form a basin, each often tipped with a long hair. Scape 7–15 cm high, glandular-hairy; flowers in a loose corymb or corymbose panicle. Calyx ovoid, c. 1 mm long, glandular-hairy, lobes equal, c. equal to tube; corolla 8–17 mm across, pale pink or white inside but reddish outside, lobes equal, broadly rounded, labellum small, blunt, with linear appendages, throat appendages absent; column c. 3 mm long; stigma cushion-like. Capsule ovoid, c. 7 mm long; seeds angular-elliptic, 0.6–0.8 mm long, brown, smooth. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

DunT, GGr, VVP, Wim. . Endemic in Victoria where confined to the Grampians, in seasonally damp sandy ground (track and stream margins etc.), broken rocky slopes, and mossy ledges of sandstone cliffs. Locally rather common.

Source: Raulings, E.J. (1999). Stylidiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Stylidiaceae
genus Stylidium
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Stylidium soboliferum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Stylidium soboliferum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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