Stackhousia viminea Sm.

Yellow Stackhousia

in Rees, Cycl. 33, no. 1 (1816) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Glabrous, non-rhizomatous perennial to 70 cm high; stems erect or ascending, rarely branched above. Leaves narrowly obovate to obovate or narrowly elliptic, 1–3.5(–5) cm long, 1–7.5 mm wide, those at base sometimes reduced to scales. Inflorescence cylindric, spike-like; flowers 1–5 at nodes, shortly pedicellate, subtended by a cluster of several ovate bracts to c. 1 mm long. Hypanthium 0.4–0.7 mm long; sepals 0.5–0.8 mm long, entire to undulate; corolla pale green to deep yellow, rarely tinged red-brown outside, tube 2.2–3.5 mm long, lobes 1.5–3 mm long, obtuse to acuminate; gynoecium 3-partite. Mericarps 1–3, broadly ovoid to broadly ellipsoid, 1.5–3 mm long, rugose to coarsely rugose-reticulate, sometimes tuberculate; basal cavity very shallow. Flowers Aug.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, VAlp, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Except for the north and north-west, scattered through the state (rare in far south-west), occurring mostly on sandy or shallow, rocky soils from near sea-level to montane areas (e.g. near Bogong Village), in heathland, open-forest and woodland.

Source: Barker, W.R. (1999). Stackhousiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-12-11
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Celastrales
family Celastraceae
genus Stackhousia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Stackhousia viminea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Stackhousia viminea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory