Triglochin turrifera Ewart

Victorian Naturalist 23: 43 (1906)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Small annual herb, (1.5–)5–7.5(–14) cm high. Leaves flat and thread-like, (1–)4–7.5(–14) cm long, usually exceeding infructescence. Scape at fruiting erect, ascending or spreading, (0.2–)0.6–2.5(–4.5) cm long; infructescence (0.5–)1–4 cm long, with (3–)5–14 fruits. Fruits 6-sided, subcylindric basally (slightly broader at base), abruptly conical distally, 3–4 mm long, c. 1 mm wide (excluding spreading points), subsessile (pedicel c. 0.2 mm long); carpels 3, all fertile, completely united, basally with 2 lateral deflexed, reflexed or spreading, thickened spurs c. 1 mm long. Fruits Sep.–Nov.

DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Occurs in wet soil near temporary water, such as found in small temporary streams, roadside pools and small depressions in Allocasuarina luehmannii and Eucalyptus camaldulensis forests and woodlands.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-28
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-11
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Alismatales
family Juncaginaceae
genus Triglochin
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Triglochin turrifera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Triglochin turrifera 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
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales