Asperula wimmerana Airy Shaw & Turrill

Bull. Misc. Inform. 1928: 94 (1928) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tufted erect or decumbent perennial, with slender and creeping rhizomes; stems slender but rigid, to 20 cm long, scabrous to hispid with mostly recurved hairs. Leaves and stipules sessile, c. equal, in whorls of usually 6, linear, mostly 3–10 mm long and 0.5–1 mm wide, acute and often mucronate, upper surface glabrous to scabrous, lower surface scabrous with hairs mostly confined to midrib, margins recurved. Inflorescences terminal, mostly 1–3-flowered, c. as long as leaves. Corolla c. 3.5 mm long on male flowers, c. 2.5 mm long on females, white; corolla-tube longer than lobes in male flowers, more or less equal to lobes in females. Fruit 2-lobed; mericarps subglobose, 1.5–2.0 mm diam., rugose, brown to black. Flowers Aug.–Oct

GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Confined to the north-west from the northern Grampians to the Murray River, usually in woodland on heavier water-retentive soils. The occurrence of this species in semi-arid areas of South Australia and New South Wales is to be anticipated, but to date specimens are lacking.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Rubiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-19
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Rubiaceae
genus Asperula
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales