Asperula scoparia Hook.f.

Prickly Woodruff

London J. Bot. 6: 463 (1847) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.

2 subspecies, Asperula scoparia subsp. scoparia occurring in Victoria and Asperula scoparia subsp. subglabra currently known only from eastern New South Wales. Asperula scoparia subsp. subglabra can be distinguished from Asperula scoparia subsp. scoparia by its glabrous or sparsely hairy stems (densely pubescent in Asperula scoparia subsp. scoparia) and its longer leaves which are mostly 1–2 mm wide (usually up to 1 mm wide in Asperula scoparia subsp. scoparia). Profile for Asperula scoparia subsp. scoparia provided under subspecies.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Rubiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-18
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Rubiaceae
genus Asperula
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Asperula scoparia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Asperula scoparia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
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
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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State
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania