Oschatzia cuneifolia (F.Muell.) Drude

Wedge Oschatzia

in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3: 128 (1897) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Rhizomatous herb to c. 30 cm high. Leaves erect, lamina cuneate to spathulate, 15–40 mm long, 3–18 mm wide, stiff, usually with 3–6 irregular acute teeth or lobes at apex; petiole 3–10 cm long, shortly sheathing at base. Umbels 3–9-flowered; common peduncle 10–27 cm long; rays 2 or 3, 2.5–4 cm long; pedicels 5–10 mm long; bracteoles narrow-ovate, 2.5–5 mm long. Petals white, 1.5–2 mm long. Fruit 3.5–4 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide. Flowers Nov.–Feb.

HNF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. A rare component of alpine bogs and wet heaths lining watercourses (e.g. Snowy Range, Mts Wellington, Bogong, Cobberas, Nunniong Plateau). .

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Apiaceae. 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 Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Oschatzia
Higher taxa


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

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New South Wales