Stylidium laricifolium Rich.

Tree Triggerplant

in Pers., Syn. Pl. 2: 210 (1807) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Few-branched, perennial subshrub, 30–150 cm high. Leaves numerous, alternate and c. crowded along stem, linear, 2–8 cm long, c. 2 mm wide, glabrous, margins often revolute. Flowering stems 15–45 cm high, nearly smooth; flowers in 1 main panicle and several lesser racemes. Calyx narrowly lanceolate, 1.5–2 mm long, lobes blunt, shorter than tube; corolla 10–15 mm across, white to pale pink, sometimes spotted darker pink, lobes c. equal, paired horizontally, oblong, with glandular hairs scattered on the abaxial surface, labellum blunt with two short appendages and glandular hairs below, throat appendages absent; column 6–7 mm long; stigma cushion-like. Capsule c. oblong, 8–12 mm long; seeds fusiform, c. 1.5 mm long, dark brown, grooved, papillate. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

EGL, VAlp. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. Localized in Victoria in moist heathy forests on coarse granitic soils around Wingan Inlet, East Gippsland.

Source: Raulings, E.J. (1999). Stylidiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Stylidiaceae
genus Stylidium
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory