Rhytidosporum procumbens (Hook.) F.Muell.

White Marianth

Pl. Victoria 1: 75 (1862) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Procumbent to erect subshrub, to c. 40 cm high, young stems finely pubescent. Leaves subsessile, linear to narrowly obovate, 5–18 mm long, 1–3.5 mm wide, acute, commonly 3-toothed at apex, sparsely pubescent to glabrous, often slightly scabrous; margins thickened to recurved. Flowers solitary (rarely paired) in upper axils; pedicel 2–7 mm long, elongating to c. 15 mm long and deflexing in fruit; sepals narrowly lanceolate, 2–5 mm long, often purplish; petals free, elliptic, 3–8 mm long, white or flushed mauve outside; stamens slightly shorter than petals. Capsule 2-locular, elliptic or obcordate, c. 5 mm long, 7 mm wide; seeds elliptic, c. 2 mm long, brown, deeply wrinkled. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Moderately common in heathland and woodlands, mostly developed on poor sandy or stony soils of the lowlands, but with isolated high-altitude occurrences at Mt William in the Grampians, Brumby Point on the Nunniong Plateau, and at Mt Tingaringy on the New South Wales border.

Source: Walsh, N.G.; Albrecht, D.E. (1996). Pittosporaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Rhytidosporum procumbens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Rhytidosporum procumbens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians 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
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory