Haloragis acutangula F.Muell.

Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 1: 125 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial herb 20–30(–45) cm tall, erect or ascending; stems 4-ribbed, glabrous, or with curved 1- or 2-celled hairs, sometimes rooting at lower nodes. Leaves mostly alternate, linear to linear-lanceolate, 10–30(–50) mm long, 2–4(–8) mm wide, pale to dull green, glabrous or scabrous, sessile, margins entire or coarsely toothed in distal half of leaf; bracts lanceolate, 5–8(–15) mm long, entire, green; bracteoles lanceolate, (1–)2–3 mm long, entire, yellow-brown. Inflorescence 1–7-flowered; pedicels to c. 0.5 mm long; sepals 4, green, triangular, 0.8–1 mm long; petals 4 green to red, 2.4–3 mm long; stamens 8; ovary 4-celled, turbinate, 0.6–1 mm long, glabrous or scabrous, weakly 4-ribbed, styles 4,stigma pink or red. Fruit ± ovoid, 1–3 per axil, mostly 2–3 mm long and wide, 4-ribbed or -winged between sepals, variously ornamented.         

LoM, MuM.

12 forms recognised based on ornamentation of the fruits; 2 in Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-05-31
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-05-06
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Haloragis acutangula in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Haloragis acutangula in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native

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