Glossostigma elatinoides (Benth.) Benth. ex Hook.f.

Small Mud-mat

Fl. Nov.-Zel. 1: 189 (1853) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Aquatic or terrestrial, mat-forming perennial, leaves and calyx sometimes sparsely hairy with eglandular hairs. Leaves 6–20 mm long; lamina obovate to elliptic, 3–16 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, 0.5–2.5 times longer and 2–6 times broader than petiole, base gradually or abruptly narrowed into petiole, green, midrib apparent on lower surface; petiole 2–10 mm long, often whitish. Pedicels erect, 1–12 mm long. Calyx 1.5–2.3 mm long, green, 4-toothed, 2 teeth larger; corolla 2-lipped, blue, lobes 5, 1–1.5 mm long, ciliate; stamens 4; stigmatic lobe broad. Flowers Dec.–May.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuF, MSB, NIS, OtP, RobP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Widespread on clayey or silty soils on river flats, lake margins, beside freshwater swamps, seasonally inundated depressions etc.

Source: Barker, W.R. (1999). Scrophulariaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-29
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Phrymaceae
genus Glossostigma
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Glossostigma elatinoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Glossostigma elatinoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory