Ammannia multiflora Roxb.


Fl. Ind. 1: 447 (1820)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect herb to 60 cm tall, rigidly-branched. Leaves oblong-linear to lanceolate or oblanceolate, 0.5–5 cm long, 1.5–8 mm wide, entire; apex acute; base cordate-auriculate. Flowers 4–12 in short, usually dense cymes or clusters; peduncle to 6 mm long; pedicel 0.5–3 mm long; hypanthium broadly campanulate, 1–1.5 mm diam., appendages small or absent; sepals broad, triangular, c. 0.2 mm long; petals obovate, 0.5–1 mm long, caducous (sometimes absent), usually pink to purple; stamens exserted. Capsule globose, 1.5–2.5 mm diam., exserted slightly from hypanthium, red, dehiscing irregularly. Flowers throughout the year.

DunT, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. All mainland States. Asia, Africa. Mostly confined in Victoria to the Murray River floodplain in the north-west on heavy soils, occasionally submerged. Disjunct occurrences known from e.g. Kerang and Barmah areas.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Lythraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-11
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Lythraceae
genus Ammannia
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales