Hydrocotyle callicarpa Bunge

in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1: 283 (1845) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender, erect, annual, to 9 cm high, sparsely hairy to glabrous; stems often branching from base. Leaf-lamina reniform, discolorous, 2–10 mm across, shallowly 3–5-lobed or lobed to c. midway; lobes entire or 3-toothed, each tooth with an often caducous bristle at apex; petiole 1–10 mm long; stipules scarious, fringed, white. Umbels simple, leaf-opposed, 2–3 mm diam., 3–15-flowered; peduncle 2–10 mm long; pedicels 0.5–1.5 mm long. Petals white to purple. Fruits 0.5–1 mm long and wide, smooth, dark; mericarps with keeled dorsal rib, intermediate ribs prominent but not keeled, bordering a narrow pouch toward the junction of the 2 mericarps. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, NIS, OtP, OtR, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Widespread in woodlands, forests, heath, and cleared areas, often growing with H. foveolata (see notes under that species).

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Apiaceae. 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 Apiales
family Araliaceae
genus Hydrocotyle
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hydrocotyle callicarpa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hydrocotyle callicarpa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
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
Goldfields 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

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales