Glossostigma drummondii Benth.

Desert Mud-mat

in A.DC., Prodr. 10: 426 (1846) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Tiny glabrous aquatic or terrestrial annual, sometimes forming mats. Leaves clustered to widely spaced, 2–10(–15) mm long; lamina recurved, thick, narrow-elliptic to almost circular, 0.5–3 mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, 0.2–0.3(–0.8) times the length of the petiole, apex obtuse, base abruptly dilated, midvein obscure; petiole 2–5 mm long, flat, often white. Pedicels erect, 3–10(–20) mm long. Calyx campanulate or broadly so, 1–2 mm long, green, often with black lines, with 1 large and 2 smaller teeth; corolla 2-lipped, white or blue or pink with a white to yellow rim, lobes 5, c. 1 mm long, with glabrous margins; stamens 4, in pairs of unequal length, included in the corolla; stigmatic lobe elliptic; seeds (0.4–)0.5–0.8 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

LoM, MuF, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, SA. Apparently rare in Victoria, where known from only a few sites in the north-west, habitat unknown, but probably on temporarily inundated silty soils.

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.
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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 drummondii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Glossostigma drummondii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales