Scleranthus brockiei P.A.Will.

Rec. Domin. Mus. 3: 16 (1956) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Dense, compact, cushion-like perennial with non-woody base; stems to 12 cm long, glabrous. Leaves (2–)2.5–10(–13) mm long, (0.3–)0.4–0.9 mm wide, keeled, incurved, glabrous; apex apiculate; margin very narrow, scarious, papillose, rarely minutely denticulate to undulate. Inflorescence a pedunculate pair of sessile (rarely subsessile) flowers; peduncle (2–)5–18(–23) mm long in fruit, glabrous; bracts glabrous; pedicels absent or rarely up to 0.2 mm long. Sepals 5, triangular-ovate, 0.4–0.8 mm long, 0.2–0.5 mm wide, overlapping at base, margin scarious, midrib keeled; stamens 1, enclosed within the calyx, caducous. Fruit not ribbed, veins obscure, 1.7–2.3 mm long, 0.6–0.8 mm wide. Flowers Nov.–Mar.

CVU, EGU, HSF, MonT, VAlp, VVP. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. New Zealand. Subalpine to alpine grasslands.

Source: Cowley, K.J.; West, J.G. (1996). Scleranthus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
genus Scleranthus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Scleranthus brockiei in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Scleranthus brockiei in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory