Stackhousia nuda Lindl.

Wiry Stackhousia

Bot. Reg. 22, footnote to t. 1917 (t. labelled 1916 in error) (1836) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Very slender, weakly erect, glabrous, non-rhizomatous perennial to 50(–80) cm high; usually branched above base. Leaves reduced to scales to 1.5 mm long. Inflorescence a lax one-sided spike; flowers 1–4 at nodes, shortly pedicellate, subtended by a cluster of several scale-like bracts to 1 mm long. Hypanthium 0.5–0.9 mm long; sepals narrowly triangular, 0.7–0.9 mm long, with whitish erose-serrulate margin; corolla yellow to yellow-green, tube 2–3.3 mm long, lobes 1.3–2.1 mm long, narrowly acute to subacuminate; gynoecium 3-partite. Mericarps 1–3, obovoid-ellipsoid to ellipsoid, 1.8–3.4 mm long, rugose to verrucose, the base with small shallow cavity but no protruding bony endocarp. Flowers Sep.–Mar.

EGL. Also Qld, NSW. In Victoria confined to lowland wet heaths and peaty swamps from Marlo district east to the New South Wales border.

Source: Barker, W.R. (1999). Stackhousiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Celastrales
family Celastraceae
genus Stackhousia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Stackhousia nuda in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Stackhousia nuda in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

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