Scleranthus fasciculatus (R.Br.) Hook.f.


Fl. Tasman. 1: 42 (1855) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Lax, straggly, procumbent perennial with non-woody base; stems to 30 cm long, usually hairy. Leaves fascicled, 4–12(–16) mm long, (0.2–)0.3–0.8 mm wide, keeled, incurved, usually hairy; apex apiculate; margin very narrow, scarious, papillose. Inflorescence a pedunculate pair of subsessile flowers; peduncle up to 7(–11) mm long in fruit, usually hairy, otherwise glabrous; bracts usually hairy; pedicels absent, obscure or up to 0.1(–0.5) mm long. Sepals 5, triangular-ovate, 0.4–0.7 mm long, 0.2–0.7 mm wide, juxtaposed in fruit, overlapping at base, margin scarious, midrib keeled; stamens 1, enclosed within the calyx, caducous. Fruit not ribbed, veins obscure, 1.5–2.4 mm long, 0.6–0.9 mm wide. Flowers Sep.–Mar.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW, Tas. New Zealand. In grassy woodlands and montane forests, on loamy soils.

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.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Scleranthus fasciculatus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Scleranthus fasciculatus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain 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
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory