Stellaria multiflora subsp. nebulosa C.H.Mill. & J.G.West

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 25: 48 (2012) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate to erect herbs, glabrous or with sparse hairs on the stem and pedicle; stems to 23 cm long. Leaves sessile to petiolate, obovate, linear, elliptic to narrow ovate, (1.5–)2.5–11(–17) mm long, (0.3–)0.7–2(–3) mm wide, usually acute. Fruiting pedicle to 26 mm long, collar absent. Petals 0; stamens 3–10. Capsule narrow ovoid to narrow ellipsoid, (1.9)3–5.4(–6) mm long, 1–2 mm wide, equal to, or exceeding sepals; valves spreading or straight, apex straight, sometimes slightly recurved. Seeds (3–)5–17(–21), suborbicular to ellipsoid, 0.5–1(–1.2) mm long.  Flowers Sept.–Nov.

CVU, HNF, WaP, Wim. SA, NSW,  Tas. Apparently uncommon, scattered throughout central and western Victoria.

This subspecies appears to be defined by the absence of distinctive characters such as those found in the other two subspecies (i.e. the collared pedicles of subsp. collaris or the broad, almost campanulate capsules of subsp. multiflora).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-05-25
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-22
 
References

Miller, C.H. & West, J.G. (2012). A revision of the genus Stellaria (Caryophyllaceae) in Australia, Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 25: 27-54.

Distribution map

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Stellaria multiflora subsp. nebulosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Stellaria multiflora subsp. nebulosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

State distribution

Distribution map
State
South Australia
New South Wales
Victoria
Tasmania