Rhytidosporum inconspicuum L.Cayzer, Crisp & I.Telford

Austral. Syst. Bot. 12: 700 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Prostrate, often mat-forming subshrub, to c. 30 cm diam.; young stems glabrous or finely pubescent. Leaves subsessile, obovate, 3–8 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide, acute, entire or rarely obscurely toothed near apex, margins sometimes minutely ciliate, usually scabrous, elsewhere smooth and glabrous; margins plane or slightly recurved. Flowers solitary in upper axils; pedicel 1–4 mm long, elongating to c. 8 mm long in fruit, deflexing or remaining more or less straight; sepals lanceolate, 1.5–3 mm long, often purplish; petals free, elliptic, 4–5 mm long, white or pinkish; stamens slightly shorter than petals. Capsule as for R. procumbens; seeds elliptic, c. 2 mm long, brown, not or hardly wrinkled.

HSF, SnM, VAlp. Occurs in damp alpine or subalpine grassland or heathland, apparently uncommon, recorded from the Snowy Range north of Licola, Mt Useful, Mt Buffalo, Nunniong Plateau and Bogong High Plains.

Very close to R. procumbens, best distinguished by its generally smaller size and, particularly, the ripe seeds.

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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Rhytidosporum inconspicuum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Rhytidosporum inconspicuum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales