Callitriche palustris var. palustris

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Uncertain

Amphibious. Leaves dimorphic; lower leaves linear, 5–20 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, 1-veined, emarginate; upper leaves elliptic to suborbicular, 5–15 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, sometimes lobed, 3–5-veined, petiolate, rosetted. Flowers usually paired in axils, male and female together; bracteoles narrow-ovate, 0.5–1 mm long, membranous, deciduous; stamen to c. 5 mm long, much longer than fruit; styles erect or slightly spreading, 1–2 mm long, deciduous. Fruit obovate, 0.8–1 mm long, 0.7–0.9 mm wide, subsessile, dark brown; wing broader at apex, tapering away at base. Flowers and fruits Nov.–Feb. (few records).

HNF, HSF, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Known from a few collections along the Murray River (e.g. near Biggara and Swan Hill), eastern ranges (e.g. Snowy Plains, Mt Cobberas) and south-western Victoria. Grows in shallow, still water and on mud.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-08-04
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
genus Callitriche
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Callitriche palustris var. palustris in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Callitriche palustris var. palustris in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present uncertain
Victorian Riverina present uncertain
Otway Plain present uncertain
Highlands-Southern Fall present uncertain
Highlands-Northern Fall present uncertain
Victorian Alps present uncertain
Snowy Mountains present uncertain