Hydrocotyle tripartita A.Rich.

Ann. Gén. Sci. Phys. 4: 209 ; Mono. Genre Hydrocotyle 6 (1820) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Creeping perennial with slender stems, rooting at nodes near base, occasionally mat-forming. Leaf-lamina usually usually divided to base into 3 segments, to 25 mm across; segments obovate, 2–14 mm long, the outer pair sometimes bilobed, apex cuneate, sometimes toothed, surfaces glabrous or with short, scattered hairs; petiole 1–3(–10) cm long, with long reflexed hairs that are denser towards apex; stipules membranous and entire. Umbels simple, leaf-opposed, globose, 3–5 mm diam., 3–9-flowered; flowers sessile; peduncle to 1(–2) cm long. Petals yellow to green to purple. Fruits compressed laterally, to 1 mm long, c. 2 mm wide; mericarp with acute intermediate and dorsal ribs, lateral ones inconspicuous. Flowers spring and summer.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuF, OtP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. New Zealand. In Victoria mostly restricted to the east, growing in soaks, swamps and margins of watercourses.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Apiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Araliaceae
genus Hydrocotyle
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hydrocotyle tripartita in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hydrocotyle tripartita in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory