Montia fontana subsp. fontana

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Plants simple or few-branched from base. Leaves oblanceolate, to 10 mm long, 1.5 mm wide. Flowers solitary in axils. Sepals 1.5–2 mm long; petals 2–2.5 mm long. Mature capsules c. 2.5 mm long; seeds elliptic, 1.3–1.8 mm diam., virtually smooth. Flowers Nov.–Feb.

HSF, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. New Zealand, North and South America, northern Eurasia. Known in Victoria by only 4 collections from mossy bogs on the eastern half of the Baw Baw Plateau.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Portulacaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-07-19
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
family Montiaceae
genus Montia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Montia fontana subsp. fontana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Montia fontana subsp. fontana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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