Hornungia procumbens (L.) Hayek

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 30: 480 (1925) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Plant slender, 4–30 cm high, procumbent to erect, sparingly branched, glabrous. Basal leaves petiolate, ovate to lanceolate, 1–2 cm long, pinnately lobed or divided; upper leaves linear, entire. Flowering stem somewhat zigzagged. Sepals c. 1 mm long; petals about equal to sepals, white. Fruit obovate to obovate-oblong, 3–4 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, apex truncate or slightly notched; valves keeled, membranous; pedicels 2–10 mm long; seeds 3–10 per locule.

*Brid, *CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *LoM, *MuM, *OtP, *VVP, *WaP, *WPro, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Weed of saline habitats in southern Victoria, from Port Phillip Bay to Portland, through to far north-west of the State.

A small, fine-stemmed plant having fruits keeled but not winged and with 3–10 seeds per locule. See also notes under Menkea.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Brassicaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Hymenolobus procumbens (L.) Nutt.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-02
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Brassicaceae
genus Hornungia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hornungia procumbens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hornungia procumbens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Bridgewater present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Wilsons Promontory present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales