Asperula oblanceolata I.Thomps.

Muelleria 27: 68 (2009) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Decumbent or ascending perennial; stems slender to 30 cm long, glabrous or with very occasional short spreading to retrorse hairs. Leaves and stipules subsessile or shortly petiolate, c. equal, mostly in whorls of 6, occasionally with some whorls of 4 or 5, rarely with some whorls of 7 or 8, oblanceolate, 3–12 mm long, (0.5–)0.7–2 mm wide, acute to subacute, occasionally obtuse, glabrous or with few hairs on abaxial midrib and near apex and margins, margins recurved or narrowly revolute. Inflorescences terminal or axillary cymes, 1–5 flowered, longer than leaves. Corolla c. 2.5–3.5 mm long on male flowers, c. 1.5–2.5 mm long on females, white; corolla-tube shorter than to longer than lobes. Fruit deeply 2-lobed; mericarps subglobose, 1.7–2 mm long, black, glabrous or with scattered broad-based short triangular hairs. Flowers spring.

OtP, OtR, VVP, WaP. Also SA, Tas. In forests of the Otways and near Portland in the south-west.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-04-13
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-01-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Rubiaceae
genus Asperula
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Asperula oblanceolata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Asperula oblanceolata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Otway Ranges present native

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South Australia