Nertera granadensis (L.f.) Druce

Matted Nertera

Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 1916: 637 (1917) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate, sometimes mat-forming herb, glabrous; stems to c. 20 cm long, much-branched, rooting at nodes. Leaves ovate to suborbicular, mostly 2–8 mm long and 2–5 mm wide, c. obtuse, sometimes mucronate, margins flat to recurved; petiole 2–5 mm long; stipules c. triangular. Flowers solitary, terminal, shortly pedicellate; calyx a virtually truncate ring, lobes rudimentary; corolla campanulate, c. 1.5 mm long, yellow-green or pinkish, lobes c. as long as tube; style 2-branched. Drupe ovoid or globose, 3–4 mm wide, orange-red. Flowers Nov.–Jan.

Brid, Glep, HFE, HNF, HSF, VAlp, VVP. Also SA, NSW, Tas. New Zealand, South America. Apart from a few remarkably disjunct occurrences from swamps along the lower Glenelg River, known in Victoria only from alpine and subalpine bogs of the eastern ranges (e.g. Mts Baw Baw, Buffalo and Wellington, Bogong High Plains, Snowy Range, Delegate River swamps, and Cobberas).

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Rubiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Rubiaceae
genus Nertera
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Nertera granadensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Nertera granadensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales