Discaria nitida Tortosa

Hickenia 1: 109 (1977) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Slender shrub, to 5 m high; stems glabrous. Leaves persistent, elliptic to obovate, 10–20 mm long, 3–7 mm wide, shining, otherwise both leaves and stipules like those of D. pubescens; spines not developed at each node, to c. 1 cm long. Flowers like those of D. pubescens but lacking petals. Fruits like those of D. pubescens. Flowers Nov.–Dec.

HNF, VAlp. Also NSW. Extremely rare, known in Victoria from only 2 very small populations in moist subalpine woodland north-east of Omeo and near Cobungra.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Discaria. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rhamnaceae
genus Discaria
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Discaria nitida in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Discaria nitida in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory