Limosella curdieana F.Muell.

Large Mudwort

Fragm. 9: 166 (1875) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Semi-aquatic, annual or perennial, with close-packed radical leaves, flowers and fruits usually on numerous short stolons. Leaves 1.5–16 cm long, spreading when exposed, lamina floating flat on water surface when base submerged, lamina oblong-elliptic or broadly so, 5–25 mm long, 2–10 mm wide, base cuneate to rounded, apex mostly obtuse. Pedicels variable in length, in fruit 0–8 mm long. Calyx 2–3.2 mm long, without purple patches; corolla 2–3.5 mm long, white; anthers black or white, partly flushed grey, with white pollen. Capsules more or less broad-ellipsoid, 2.2–4 mm long, 1.7–3 mm diam., dark brown, with erect caducous style 0.3–0.8 mm long. Flowers Apr.–Nov.

DunT, Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also ?WA, SA, Qld, NSW. New Zealand. Rather uncommon in Victoria, where confined to the north-central to north-western districts, occurring in clay or fine silt in shallows or margins of rivers, streams or freshwater swamps, or in ephemeral pools.

Source: Barker, W.R. (1999). Scrophulariaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
genus Limosella
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Limosella curdieana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Limosella curdieana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales