Brachyloma ciliatum (R.Br.) Benth.

Fringed Brachyloma

Fl. Austral. 4: 173 (1868) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Decumbent or erect suckering shrub to c. 30 cm high; branchlets puberulent to villous. Leaves ascending, ovate-lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, 4–14 mm long, 1–3.3 mm wide, mucronate, glabrous to villous, flat to slightly convex, lower surface paler; margins plane to slightly recurved, serrulate-ciliolate. Flowers solitary white; bracteoles and sepals ovate, acute; bracteoles 1.2–2 mm long; sepals 1.5–2(–2.5) mm long; corolla cylindric, 2–3 mm long, glabrous internally except for 5 tufts of reflexed hairs between anthers; lobes acute to acuminate, spreading to recurved, inner surface papillose, 1.2–2.5 mm long; anthers not cohering, enclosed within corolla tube, usually bearded on lower half; ovary 5-locular, style glabrous, 0.8–1.2 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Jan.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Tas. Occurs in heathland and woodland on sandy or skeletal substrates, chiefly in the west, scattered and rather uncommon east of Port Phillip Bay (e.g. Cranbourne, Arthurs Seat, French Is., Cape Liptrap, Yarram, Mallacoota area).

Source: Albrecht, D.E. (1996). Epacridaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-11-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Ericales
family Ericaceae
genus Brachyloma
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Brachyloma ciliatum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Brachyloma ciliatum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain 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
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales