Centella cordifolia (Hook.f.) Nannf.


Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 18: 418 (1924) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves 2–several from nodes along rhizome; lamina cordate or circular, 5–7-veined, 0.5–4(–5.5) cm long, 0.6–5(–6.5) cm wide, glabrous to glabrescent; margins entire, or sinuate to crenate; petiole 1–20 cm long, base broad, sheathing at base and scarious, often purple. Umbels subsessile or with a peduncle to 4 cm long, usually 2–3-flowered; involucral bracts usually 2, narrow-ovate, 2–3 mm long; pedicels 0.5–7 mm long. Petals ovate, c. 1.5 mm long, white to pink to crimson, or purple. Fruit 2.5–3.5 mm long, 3.5–5 mm wide, glabrous or with some hairs near apex. Flowers mostly Dec.–Mar

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Asia, Pacific islands. Widespread but patchily distributed in Victoria, occurring on floodplains, in swamps, ditches, margins of watercourses etc.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Apiaceae. 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 Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Centella
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Centella cordifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Centella cordifolia 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 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
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory