Leptostigma breviflorum I.Thomps.

Muelleria 28: 32 (2010) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Prostrate, often mat-forming herb; stems to c. 30 cm long, often rooting at nodes, moderately to densely hirsute with spreading. Leaves broad-ovate, mostly 4–14 mm long and 3–13 mm wide, obtuse, upper surface with moderately dense, spreading hairs, margins flat; petiole 1–3(–5) mm long; stipules with 3 glandular teeth, margins ciliate. Flowers sessile; calyx a 2-lobed collar, lobes narrow-triangular, 0.5–1 mm long; corolla narrowly funnel-shaped, 3–4 mm long, greenish, often flushed reddish, lobes 0.7–1 mm long; anthers 0.8–1.3 mm long; stigmas 5–7 mm long; ovary covered in spreading hairs. Drupe ovoid, 2–2.5 mm long, somewhat fleshy, crowned by persistent calyx-lobes. Flowers Oct.–Feb.

HNF, HSF, VAlp. Apparently confined to mountain forests in an area approximately bounded by Toolangi, Lake Mountain and Warburton (including Mt Donna Buang), but locally common.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2016-08-30
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-09-26

Thompson, I.R. (2010). A new species of Leptostigma (Rubiaceae: Coprosminae) and notes on the Coprosminae in Australia, Muelleria 28(1): 29-39.

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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Rubiaceae
genus Leptostigma
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leptostigma breviflorum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leptostigma breviflorum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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