Darwinia micropetala (F.Muell.) Benth.

Small Darwinia

J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9: 181 (1865) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect shrub 30–50 cm high, wiry, open. Leaves grey-green, linear and triquetrous to obovate and concavo-convex, 2–3 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide; apex obtuse to mucronate; margins entire to minutely fimbriate. Flowers in compound corymbose heads, 2–4 in each partial head, borne in upper leaf axils; bracteoles white to pink, obovate, 2.5–3 mm long, keeled, mucronate, often early caducous; hypanthium 2–3 mm long, c. 1 mm diam., papillose between ribs; sepals and petals white, ovate-oblong, c. 1 mm long, entire; style 2–4 mm long, gently curved. Flowers mainly Oct.–Dec.

LoM, Wim. Also SA. In Victoria confined to the Little Desert area where found mainly in swales and around the edges of salt lakes, often with Melaleuca brevifolia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Myrtaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Darwinia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Darwinia micropetala in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Darwinia micropetala in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native

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