Callitriche brutia subsp. brutia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Amphibious. Leaves dimorphic in aquatic plants; lower leaves linear, 6–30 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, 1-veined, deeply notched at apex; upper leaves spathulate to ovate-rhombic, 3–5 mm long, 1–1.7 mm wide, slightly emarginate, 3-veined, petiolate, rosetted; leaves of terrestrial plants linear-elliptic to elliptic, 1–3-veined. Flowers solitary in axils; bracteoles usually absent; stamen 0.6–1 mm long, shorter than fruit; styles deflexed close to fruit, 1.2–2 mm long, deciduous. Fruit mostly sessile (sometimes with pedicel to c. 15 mm long in lower axils), more or less circular, 1–1.2 mm long and wide, sometimes slightly longer than wide, dark brown to greyish; wing narrow, pale. Flowers Aug.–Jan.; fruits present throughout the year.

*CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HSF, *MuF, *NIS, *OtP, *VRiv, *VVP. Widespread weed in Victoria, mainly in the west and north where found in shallow water or on mud. Native to Europe and Greenland.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-06-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
genus Callitriche
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Callitriche brutia subsp. brutia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Callitriche brutia subsp. brutia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales