Harmsiodoxa brevipes var. brevipes

Short Cress

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate, spreading or erect, to 40 cm high; hairs sessile to stalked, bifid or further branched. Basal leaves petiolate or sessile, obovate, to 9 cm long, with 1–3 pairs of usually triangular teeth or segments; stem leaves reducing. Sepals 1.5–3 mm long; petals 2–4.5 mm long. Fruit erect to spreading, fusiform, usually falcate, 6–12 mm long (excluding style), 2–2.5 mm wide, hairs all more or less similar in length, simple or branched; style usually c. 1 mm long; pedicels erect to spreading, stout, 1–4 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Grows in sandy soils of the north-west part of the State.

Var. major E.A. Shaw, from southern central Australia, has fruits with only branched, appressed hairs.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Brassicaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Frank Udovicic, 2014-11-21
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Harmsiodoxa brevipes var. brevipes in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Harmsiodoxa brevipes var. brevipes in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales