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

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 25: 47 (2012) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Glabrous herb; stems erect to spreading, to 23 cm long. Leaves sessile to petiolate, spathulate, obovate, linear to ovate, (2–)3–11(–14) mm long, (0.5–)0.7–2(–2.5) mm wide, usually acute. Fruiting pedicle to 7.5 mm long, collared or ribbed below fruit. Petals (3–)5, 0.4–1(–1.2) mm long, shortly bifid or reduced to a single arm; stamens (2–)3–5. Capsule narrow ovoid, (2.5–)3.5–5.5(–6) mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, equal to, or exceeding sepals; valves spreading, rarely straight, apex straight. Seeds 9–25, reniform to suborbicular, 0.5–0.7(–0.8) mm long. Flowers Sept.–Nov.

Gold, LoM, MuF, VRiv. SA, Qld, NSW,. Apparently uncommon in Victoria, collected from northern Victoria and Whipstick Forest near Bendigo. Usually on sandy soils.

The name is derived from the collar-like structure that is present on the top of the pedicel, just under the mature fruit. This character is apparently not found in any other Stellaria occuring in Australia. (Miller & West 2012).

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.

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Victoria

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

State distribution

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Queensland
New South Wales
Victoria