Callitriche brachycarpa Hegelm.

Short Water-starwort

Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 10: 115 (1868) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Mostly terrestrial, creeping. Leaves obovate, 1.6–7 mm long, 0.7–5 mm wide, 3-veined, petiolate; upper leaves not rosetted. Flowers regularly paired, a male and female together in 1 axil; bracteoles usually absent, rarely linear and deciduous; stamen 0.5–2.5 mm long, filament often longer than ripe fruit; styles erect, 1–1.5 mm long, persistent. Fruit subcordate, 0.6–1 mm long, 0.8–1.3 mm wide, subsessile, not or slightly thickened at base, light brown; wing very narrow. Flowers and fruits Jan.–Feb. (2 records).

HSF, OtP, OtR, WaP, WPro. Also Tas. In Victoria currently known only from the Otway Ranges and adjacent plains, and northern outskirts of Melbourne on sites subject to inundation. .

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Callitrichaceae. 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 Asteranae
order Lamiales
genus Callitriche
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Callitriche brachycarpa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Callitriche brachycarpa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native

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