Oreomyrrhis pulvinifica F.Muell.

Cushion Caraway

Fragm. 8: 185 (1874) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Densely mat-forming perennial to c. 6 cm high, rootstock creeping, branched. Leaves all basal, pinnate, lamina ovate to broad-lanceolate in outline, 0.5–1.5 cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm wide; leaflets 7–11, linear, acute, glabrous except for fine toothed to ciliate margin; petiole 0.5–1 cm long; leaf-sheath with ciliate margins. Scape decumbent, glabrous, rarely with scattered hairs, usually slightly longer than leaves and elongating to c. 4 cm in fruit; umbels mainly 5–7-flowered; involucral bracts 5–9, more or less obtuse with ciliate margins and apices, c. 2 mm long. Petals white (yellow when dried), glabrous, c. 2 mm long. Fruit 2–12 per umbel, ovate to lanceolate, 3–4 mm long, dark brown, glabrous, with 5 prominent filiform ribs. Flowers and fruits Dec.– Mar.

VAlp. Also NSW. Extremely rare in Victoria, and known from low herbfield communities in drainage or seepage areas below late-lying snowpatches on the Bogong High Plains.

Source: Jobson, P.K. (1999). Oreomyrrhis. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2016-04-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Oreomyrrhis
Higher taxa


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