Triglochin mucronata R.Br.

Prodr. 343 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Small annual herb, (2–)2.5–6(–9) cm high. Leaves flat and thread-like, 2–5(–7.5) cm long, usually shorter than or almost as long as infructescence. Scape at fruiting erect, ascending or spreading, (1.2–)3–7 cm long; infructescence (0.1–)0.4–0.9(–1.5) cm long, with (1–)3–6(–15) fruits. Fruits inverted-pyramidal, 1.7–2.5 mm long, 1.5–2.2 mm wide (excluding spreading points), subsessile (pedicel up to 0.2 mm long); carpels 6, free distally, 3 fertile carpels alternating with 3 undeveloped sterile ones; fertile carpels concave to slightly convex dorsally when dry, distally truncate with 1 median spreading point c. 1 mm long; sterile carpels with a conspicuous erect to spreading point. Fruits Sep.–Nov.

Brid, DunT, GipP, GGr, LoM, MuM, OtP, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, Tas. Occurs in herbfields on damp saline soils of salt-flats and coastal saltmarshes.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-28
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-11
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Alismatales
family Juncaginaceae
genus Triglochin
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Triglochin mucronata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Triglochin mucronata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia