Dichondra sp. 1

sensu Fl. Victoria 4:366 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Perennial herb, variably silky-pubescent. Leaves more or less reniform, mostly 5–20 mm long, 5–25 mm wide, apex rounded to emarginate, base cordate, upper surface sparsely to moderately pilose, lower surface silky-pilose to almost felted with appressed or semi-appressed hairs; petiole usually 10–50 mm long. Flowers solitary; pedicels 3–10 mm long, recurved in fruit; sepals oblong, 1.5–2 mm long at anthesis (enlarging to 3 mm in fruit), shortly united at base, pilose; corolla rotate, 2–2.5 mm long, glabrous, pale greenish-yellow, tube to c. 1 mm long, lobes oblong to oblong-ovate. Capsule deeply 2-lobed; longer than calyx at maturity. Flowers mainly spring and summer.

Glep, Gold, HNF, MuF, NIS, VRiv, VVP. Also NSW, SA. Known from riverine forest of the Murray River and its major tributaries, grasslands and grassy woodlands of the basalt plain (Sunbury, Melton) and fresh to subsaline swamps in the south-west (e.g. Casterton area).

Very variable with respect to leaf indumentum and possibly including more than one entity. See note under Dichondra repens.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Convolvulaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-03-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Solanales
genus Dichondra
Higher taxa
species Dichondra sp. 1


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Dichondra sp. 1 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dichondra sp. 1 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native