Omphalolappula concava (F.Muell.) Brand

Burr Stickseed

Pflanzenr. IV 252 (Heft 97): 135 (1931) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect or spreading, to 35 cm high, rosetted, covered densely with simple more or less appressed, sometimes broad-based hairs. Leaves sessile or subsessile, narrow-obovate to oblong, 1–4 cm long, 3–6 mm wide, apex acute or obtuse, base cuneate, margins flat. Inflorescences few-flowered; bracts about as long as pedicels; pedicels to c. 10 mm long. Sepals narrow-elliptic to lanceolate, 2–3 mm long; corolla 2.5–3.5 mm long, glabrous, blue, tube much longer than the oblong lobes, throat scales saccate; anthers c. 0.5 mm long, tapering to a point; style c. 0.5 mm long. Mericarps with 8–10 barbed spines. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

EGU, LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Apart from isolated occurrences in dry woodlands near Suggan Buggan in the east, confined to mallee scrubs, lake margins and saline flats in the north-west.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Boraginaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-12-11
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
family Boraginaceae
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Omphalolappula concava in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Omphalolappula concava in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales