Phyllangium distylis (F.Muell.) Dunlop

Tiny Mitrewort

Fl. Australia 28: 315 (1996) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual herb, often aquatic, erect, glabrous except for scattered hairs on adaxial surface of involucre; terrestrial form to c. 5 cm high; aquatic form to c. 15 cm high. Leaves linear to very narrowly ovate, 2.5–12 mm long, 0.2–1.2 mm wide (in aquatic forms filiform and to 20 mm long). Inflorescence of axillary and terminal solitary flowers; peduncles to 32 mm long; involucre obscurely 6-veined, tube 1.5–3 mm long, lobes 0.4–1.1 mm long. Corolla 1.4–1.7 mm long, lobes c. half as long as tube; stamens c. 0.5 mm long, anthers minutely apiculate; styles separate. Capsule 2–2.5 mm long; seeds brown, reticulate. Flowers and fruits Oct.–Jun.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, OtP, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Tas. In lowland sedgelands and wet sandy flats in open-heath and woodlands. Often in waterlogged soils or in shallow water.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Loganiaceae
genus Phyllangium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Phyllangium distylis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Phyllangium distylis 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
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales