Elatine gratioloides Cunn.


Ann. Nat. Hist. 4: 26 (1840) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Weak prostrate herb, forming mats to c. 15 cm diam., or stems ascending to 40 cm or more when submerged. Leaves ovate, elliptic or oblong, mostly c. 2–5 mm long, 1–3 mm wide (but submerged forms to c. 15 mm long, 6 mm wide); stipules c. 1 mm long, soon disintegrating. Flowers subsessile in axil of only 1 leaf of any pair; sepals and petals usually 3; sepals narrow-elliptic, c. 0.5 mm long, green; petals orbicular, c. twice as long as sepals, green or pink. Capsule 1.5–2.5 mm diam. Seeds numerous, c. 0.5 mm long. Flowers mainly Sep.–Jan.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, RobP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. All States. New Zealand. Widespread and rather common, usually on wet mud beside lakes, dams, watercourses, etc., occasionally occurring in still or slow-moving water to 1 m deep.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Elatinaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-09-22
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
family Elatinaceae
genus Elatine
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Elatine gratioloides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Elatine gratioloides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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