Mitrasacme serpyllifolia R.Br.

Thyme Mitrewort

Prodr. 454 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial, prostrate (often mat-forming), pendent or procumbent herb; branches weak, glabrous or sparsely hairy; hairs minute, more or less appressed. Leaves narrowly ovate to ovate or elliptic, 2–12 mm long, 1–6 mm wide, glabrous or ciliate, margin flat to slightly recurved, apex obtuse. Flowers solitary in upper axils; pedicels to 10 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 1.5–2.5 mm long, lobes 2.5–3 times length of tube; corolla 1.5–2 mm long; lobes 1–1.5 mm long. Capsule ovoid, 1.2–1.5 mm diam., with fruiting style c. 0.5 mm long. Flowers and fruits throughout much of year.

EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, HSF, MonT, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Grows in woodland or open-heath communities on poorly drained soils (e.g. in swamps, drainage lines and seepage areas), from near sea-level to the alps (e.g. Mt Buffalo).

Source: Conn, B.J. (1999). Loganiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-09-26
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Loganiaceae
genus Mitrasacme
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Mitrasacme serpyllifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Mitrasacme serpyllifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory