Cassytha glabella f. glabella R.Br.

sensu Prodr. 404 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Fertile bract spreading perpendicular to pedicel in fruit. Fruit ovoid to globular, (4–)4.5–5(–5.5) mm long, (2.7–)3(–3.7) mm diam. (when dried), sessile, green, yellowish or orange-red when fresh, smooth, longitudinal veins hardly visible; stone ovoid, 3–3.5 mm long, c. 2.5 mm diam., green-brown. Flowers mostly Jun.–Oct.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, OtP, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Widespread across much of the State, usually in low heathland and heathy woodland. The dominant form in East Gippsland.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Lauraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-09-04
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Magnolianae
order Laurales
family Lauraceae
genus Cassytha
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cassytha glabella f. glabella in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cassytha glabella f. glabella in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory