Stylidium androsaceum Lindl.

Book Triggerplant

Sketch Veg. Swan R. 1: xxix (1839) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Ephemeral, (25–)80–200 mm high, simple or branched near base. Leaves few, rosetted, ovate, obovate, elliptic to almost orbicular, 3–9(–15) mm long, 1–4 mm wide, sparsely glandular-pubescent, shortly petiolate. Flowers 1–5(–20) in a loose irregular corymb. Calyx globose, 1–3 mm long, sparsely glandular-pubescent, lobes slightly longer than tube, one more deeply set than others; corolla 6–15 mm across, white or pink, often with a red spot at base of posterior lobes, tube produced into a horizontally projecting nectary spur, lobes unequal, paired vertically, oblong-lanceolate, posterior pair smaller, 3-dentate, anterior pair curved and shallowly lobed at middle, labellum acute, petal-like, cupped, throat appendages 2 or absent; column c. 1 mm long; stigma strap-like, fringed. Capsule globose, c. 3mm long; seeds globose, c. 0.2 mm long, yellowish-brown, finely ridged. Flowers Jul.–Jan.

DunT, GGr, Wim. Rare in Victoria, where recorded only from the Grampians and nearby Deep Lead.

Source: Raulings, E.J. (1999). Stylidiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Stylidium calcaratum var. calcaratum).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-10-17
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Stylidiaceae
genus Stylidium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Stylidium androsaceum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Stylidium androsaceum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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Western Australia
South Australia