Cardamine lineariloba I.Thomps.

Muelleria 9: 163 (1996) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Glabrous annual, to 25 cm high, taprooted or fibrous rooted; stems slender, erect to ascending. Basal leaves 1–4(–7) cm long, forming a rosette, simple, entire and narrowly spathulate to almost linear, or pinnately divided with 1–4 forward-projecting, linear lateral lobes and a much longer terminal lobe; cauline leaves similar. Racemes few-flowered; sepals 1.5–2 mm long; petals 3.5–5 mm long, white; mature style 0.5–1 mm long. Fruits erect, 9–20 mm long, c. 1 mm wide; pedicels 5–10 mm long; seeds c. 1 mm long. Flowers late winter–spring.

CVU, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA. Occurs in western Victoria from Goroke and the Little Desert in the northwest to near Lake Terangpom in the south-west. Growing in drainage lines, saline flats and on streambanks. Not collected between 1900 and 1970, but subsequently found at a number of localities.

Similar to Cardamine moirensis but leaves different, petals longer and rosette more persistent; previously included in C. paucijuga.

Source: Thompson, I.R. (1996). Cardamine. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-10
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Brassicaceae
genus Cardamine
Higher taxa


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

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Northern Territory
South Australia