Cardamine moirensis I.Thomps.

Muelleria 9: 167 (1996) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Glabrous taprooted annual, to 30 cm high; stems slender, erect to ascending. Leaves very thin; basal leaves forming a lax and generally non-persistent rosette, to c. 7 cm long, pinnate with 2–4 pairs of lateral pinnae, the terminal pinna ovate and trilobed; cauline leaves usually 3 or more, similar to basal leaves but shorter (mostly 2–4 cm long), and with pinnae becoming narrower, pinnae small, entire or with 1 or 2 lateral teeth. Racemes few-flowered; sepals 1.5–2 mm long; petals 2–3.5 mm long, white; mature style to 1 mm long. Fruits 1.5–3 cm long, c. 1.0 mm wide held erect to erecto-patent; pedicels 5–15 mm long; seeds 1.0–1.2 mm long. Flowers mostly winter–spring.

EGL, GipP, Gold, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. In Victoria, occurring in the north and west in seasonally wet areas.

Cardamine moirensis is an annual herb with thin leaves and slender, leafy stems. It appears closest in general appearance to C. lineariloba but has different leaf morphology. Previously included in C. paucijuga.

Source: Thompson, I.R. (1996). Cardamine. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-10
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Brassicaceae
genus Cardamine
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cardamine moirensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cardamine moirensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray 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
Goldfields present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales