Cicendia filiformis (L.) Delarbre

Slender Cicendia

Fl. Auvergne, edn 2, 1: 29 (1800) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Slender herb to c. 15 cm high, few-branched or simple. Leaves linear to narrow-lanceolate, 2–15 mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, those at the base largest, but often withered at flowering. Flowers 1–several, on erect pedicels to 6 cm long. Calyx c. ovoid, 2.5–3.5 mm long, lobes deltoid, c. 1 mm long; corolla yellow, tubular part equal to or shortly exceeding and closely enclosed by calyx, lobes spreading, ovate, 1.6–3 mm long, blunt. Capsule ovoid, 3–4 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *LoM, *NIS, *OtP, *Strz, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *WPro, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Native from western Europe and northern Africa to south-western Asia. An inconspicuous but often locally common herb of seasonally damp places.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Gentianaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-11-20
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Gentianaceae
genus Cicendia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cicendia filiformis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cicendia filiformis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Wilsons Promontory present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory