Australina pusilla (Poir.) Gaudich.

Voy. Bonite, Bot. 3: t. 114 (1852) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial herb with prostrate and ascending or erect stems to 20 cm high; young stems, petioles and peduncles with appressed or erect hairs. Leaves circular to elliptic or ovate; base cuneate; margin with 1–6 teeth on each side; apex rounded or with a blunt tooth; glabrous on both sides or with varying indumentum. Male flowers 2–4 (rarely 1 or 5), c. 2 mm diam., perianth densely pubescent to almost glabrous. Female flowers 1–20; perianth c. 1–1.5 mm long, symmetric, slightly flattened, with 4 more or less marked ridges, pubescent or almost glabrous.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro.

2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Australina. 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 Australina pusilla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Australina pusilla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands 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
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory