Stenanthemum notiale subsp. notiale

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Twiggy, procumbent to weakly erect subshrub, to 0.3 m high; branchlets finely stellate-pubescent. Leaves subsessile, often clustered on short lateral branches, obovate to obcordate, 2.5–8 mm long, 2–4.5 mm wide, remaining partly folded, emarginate to shortly 3-toothed, surfaces pubescent with fine stellate hairs and longer, appressed simple hairs; stipules brown, ciliate, to c. 2 mm long, united for up to half their length. Flowers in small clusters to c. 5 mm diam., terminating short lateral branches, often appearing axillary; bracts stipule-like; perianth cup-shaped, 1.2–2 mm long (enlarging to 3 mm in fruit), yellowish to white, externally with indumentum of fine stellate hairs, with a few longer simple hairs on tips of sepals; sepals subequal to hypanthium; free tubular part of hypanthium only c. 0.3 mm long; petals c. 0.4 mm long; style c. 0.4 mm long, entire. Fruit c. 2 mm long, shorter than fruiting perianth. 

LoM, MuM, RobP. Extremely rare in Victoria, recorded only from Hattah (1951, 1952, near Annuello (1970, 1972), and northern Wyperfeld NP (2006) where growing on sandstone ridge supporting broombush (Melaleuca uncinata) mallee. Apparently short-lived and perhaps appearing only following disturbance (e.g. clearing, fire).

Subsp. chamelum Rye is endemic in south-west Western Australia.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Stenanthemum. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2014-09-03
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rhamnaceae
genus Stenanthemum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Stenanthemum notiale subsp. notiale in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Stenanthemum notiale subsp. notiale in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Robinvale Plains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia