Haloragis brownii (Hook.f.) Schindl.

Swamp Raspwort

Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 34, Beibl. 77: 5 ; in Engl., Pflanzenr. IV 225 (1904) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial aquatic or semi-aquatic herb, procumbent; stems soft, smooth, glabrous, 10–60 cm long, rooting at nodes. Leaves alternate, ovate, pinnatifid or pinnatisect, 20–55 mm long, 20–40 mm wide, glabrous; lobes 1–2 mm wide; bracts leaf-like, trifid to pinnatifid, 5–20 mm long; bracteoles linear, 0.4–0.6 mm long, entire, brown. Inflorescence (1–)3–11-flowered; pedicels 0.4–0.5 mm long; sepals 2, green, triangular, 0.8–1 mm long; petals 2, green to red, 1.7–2.9 mm long; stamens 4; ovary 2-celled, ovoid, slightly compressed, 1.1–1.3 mm long, styles 2, stigmas shortly fimbriate. Fruit compressed-ovoid, 1 to 5 per axil, 2.8–3.1 mm long, 2.2–2.7 mm diam., pale greenish-brown; margins muricate, undulate, sometimes weakly winged. Flowers Oct.–Feb.

Brid, EGL, GipP, Glep, HSF, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also WA, SA, Tas. Widespread across southern Victoria where it favours swamp margins and other perennially wet sites.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Haloragaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-16
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Saxifraganae]
order Saxifragales
family Haloragaceae
genus Haloragis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Haloragis brownii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Haloragis brownii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native