Brunoniella pumilio (R.Br.) Bremek.

Dwarf Brunoniella

Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Tweede Sect., ser. C, 67: 305 (1964) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Prostrate to weakly ascending herb, more or less glabrous; branches flattened and/or grooved. Leaves elliptic to obovate, 5–25 mm long, 3–12 mm wide, apex obtuse, base cuneate, margins entire or slightly undulate, upper surface dark green, sometimes with linear cystoliths, lower surface paler; petiole 1–5 mm long. Flowers usually paired in upper axils, more or less sessile; bracteoles 3–5 mm long; sepals linear-lanceolate, 7–16 mm long, acuminate; corolla blue or mauve, tube 9–11 mm long, lobes 5–10 mm long; ovules 5 per cell. Capsule 12–17 mm long; seeds ellipsoid, c. 2 mm long, c. 1 mm wide. Flowers Oct.–Jun.

EGL. Also NSW. Known in Victoria from a single locality between Genoa and Mallacoota in Allocasuarina littoralis woodland in water-retentive sandy soils.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Acanthaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Acanthaceae
genus Brunoniella
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Brunoniella pumilio in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Brunoniella pumilio in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory