Triglochin hexagona J.M.Black

Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 49: 270, figs A-E (1925) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Slender annual herb, 2.5–7.5 cm high. Leaves flat and thread-like, (2–)2.5–7.5 cm long, usually equal to or exceeding infructescence. Scape at fruiting erect or ascending, 1.3–5.2 cm long; fruiting part 0.4–1.3 cm long, with 10–20(–25) fruits. Fruits angular-oblong, 1–1.2 mm long, 0.8–1 mm wide, subsessile (pedicel up to 0.2 mm long); carpels 6, 3 fertile carpels alternating with 3 undeveloped sterile ones; fertile carpels flat to slightly convex dorsally when dry, distally and basally with 4 lateral wings c. 0.1–0.3 mm long, such that each carpel appears 6-angled when viewed dorsally; sterile carpels remaining attached to pedicel. Fruits mostly Sep.–Jan.

Gold, LoM, MuM, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Occurs in slightly saline areas, in sandy to clayey soils.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-28
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-11
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Alismatales
family Juncaginaceae
genus Triglochin
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Triglochin hexagona in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Triglochin hexagona in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales