Glischrocaryon behrii (Schltdl.) Orchard

Golden Pennants

Taxon 19: 823 (1970) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Herb 30–50 cm tall; stems numerous, 1–2 mm diam., often becoming almost leafless. Leaves terete to linear or narrow-lanceolate, 15–25 mm long, 1–3 mm wide. Inflorescence a flat-topped cyme of 5 or 6 dichasia of 7–60 flowers; bracts narrow-lanceolate, 7–9 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, adnate to peduncle; bracteoles narrow-oblanceolate, 1–2 mm long. Flowers yellow; sepals 2, 0.7–1.5 mm long; petals 2, 2–4 mm long, more or less hooded; stamens 4, anthers 1.5–3 mm long; ovary compressed pyriform, 3–3.5 mm long, wings 2, styles 2, 0.5–0.7 mm long, stigmas yellow. Fruit yellow or reddish, obovate, 5–10 mm long, 2-winged, with saccate longitudinal swellings opposite sepals; wings c. 2 mm wide. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

CVU, DunT, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Confined in Victoria to the dry north and north-west, on deep sandy soils, often associated with mallee communities.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Haloragaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-17
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Saxifraganae]
order Saxifragales
family Haloragaceae
Higher taxa


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

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South Australia
New South Wales