Mirbelia oxylobioides F.Muell.

Mountain Mirbelia

Fragm. 2: 154 (1861) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Decumbent or erect shrub to 1.5 m tall; stems terete, appressed-pubescent. Leaves opposite, whorled or scattered, narrow-ovate to elliptic, sometimes oblong, 2–10 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, lower surface appressed-pubescent, upper surface glabrescent, tuberculate, margins recurved, apex with a minute recurved point; petiole to c. 0.5 mm long. Inflorescence a few-flowered terminal raceme; pedicels to c. 4 mm long, silky. Calyx 5–6 mm long, silky, teeth about equal to tube; corolla 8–10 mm long, orange-yellow with red markings; standard suborbicular, orange-yellow with a reddish centre; keel about equal to wings, rusty or purplish-red; ovary shortly stipitate, pubescent, ovules 10 or more. Pod ovoid to oblong, 8–10 mm long, apex acute, pubescent, brown; seeds usually 2–4, c. 2 mm long. Flowers mostly Oct.–Jan.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW, ACT. Apart from isolated western records from near Creswick and Forrest, apparently confined in Victoria to mountainous country in the east of the state where widespread and often locally common.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Fabaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Mirbelia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Mirbelia oxylobioides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Mirbelia oxylobioides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory