Brachyloma daphnoides (Sm.) Benth.

Daphne Heath

Fl. Austral. 4: 173 (1868) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub to c.1(–2) m high; branchlets glabrous to puberulent. Leaves ascending to spreading, ovate to obovate, or almost orbicular, 3.5–11 mm long, 1.7–4.5 mm wide, glabrous, ± flat, dull green to grey-green, lower surface usually slightly paler; apex obtuse; margins plane, entire, rarely minutely serrulate. Flowers solitary, white, sweet-scented; bracteoles and sepals ovate to ovate-lanceolate, obtuse to subacute; bracteoles 1–2 mm long, sepals 1.4–2.5 mm long; corolla tube ± cylindric, 4–6 mm long, glabrous inside except for 5 tufts of reflexed hairs between anthers; lobes acute to acuminate, 1.8–3 mm long, erect to recurved, inner surface papillose; anthers ± cohering, enclosed within corolla tube; ovary 5-locular, style glabrous to densely papillose-puberulent, 1.6–3.5 mm long. Flowers mainly Sep.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuM, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Common and widespread in drier heathland, mallee and heathy woodland or open-forest on sandy or rocky sites.

Source: Albrecht, D.E. (1996). Epacridaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Hero image
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Ericales
family Ericaceae
genus Brachyloma
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Brachyloma daphnoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Brachyloma daphnoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland 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
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory