Plagiobothrys plurisepaleus (F.Muell.) I.M.Johnst.

White Rochelia

Contr. Gray Herb. 81: 75 (1928) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Decumbent to procumbent, branches spreading from base, to c. 15 cm long. Leaves linear to linear-oblanceolate, mostly 1–4.5 cm long, 0.5–3 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse, base cuneate, margins flat, both surfaces sparsely to densely appressed-hairy. Bracts longer than sepals at anthesis. Flowers on pedicels to c. 2 mm long; sepals 5–8, linear, initially c. 2 mm long, acute, woolly, scarcely connate at base, elongating unequally to c. 9 mm, becoming hard, twisted and clasping the ripening mericarps; corolla 2–2.5 mm long, glabrous, white, tube much longer than lobes; anthers narrow-ovoid, c. 0.4 mm long; ovary 2–4-lobed, style c. 0.5 mm long. Mericarps usually 2, 1–2 mm long, incompletely splitting from central axis, rugose to wrinkled with an irregular reticulum, white to brownish. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

LoM, MuF, RobP. Confined in Victoria to the north and north-west, where found in moist depressions or along the edges of lakes and claypans.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Plagiobothrys plurisepaleus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Plagiobothrys plurisepaleus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native

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