Haloragis glauca f. glauca

Bluish Raspwort

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial herb 30–50 cm tall, procumbent or erect; rootstock deeply rhizomatous; stems smooth or weakly 4-ribbed, glaucous, glabrous, or with a few curved 1- or 2-celled hairs. Leaves mostly alternate, narrow-lanceolate to oblanceolate, 15–50 mm long, 3–8 mm wide, glaucous, almost glabrous, subsessile, margins entire or serrulate; bracts linear to lanceolate, 5–8 mm long, entire, green, glaucous; bracteoles linear, 0.5–0.7 mm long, entire, brown. Inflorescence 1–3-flowered; pedicels 0.5–0.6 mm long; sepals 4, green, triangular to linear-lanceolate, 1–1.2 mm long; petals 4, green to yellow, 1.8–3 mm long; stamens 8; ovary 4-celled, globular to hemispherical, 0.4–0.8 mm long, verrucose to rugose, glabrous, styles 4. Fruit globular to pyriform, 1–3 per axil, 2–2.5 mm long, 1.5–2.8 mm diam., yellowish to dark reddish-brown, weakly 4–8-ribbed in upper part, lower part verrucose, usually glabrous.

Gold, MuF, MuM, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also A, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria, apparently confined to the north-west where it grows on heavy soils that are seasonally inundated.

2 forms, only the nominate form occurring in Victoria.

See notes under Haloragis aspera.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Haloragaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-16
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Saxifraganae]
order Saxifragales
family Haloragaceae
genus Haloragis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Haloragis glauca f. glauca in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Haloragis glauca f. glauca in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native