Phyllangium divergens (Hook.f.) Dunlop

Fl. Australia 28: 315 (1996) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual, erect herb to 19 cm high; branches weak, terete, glabrous. Leaves elliptic, narrowly elliptic or narrowly obovate, (2–)4–10 mm long, 0.8–3 mm wide, margin flat, apex acute. Flowers umbellate in upper axils, few-many-flowered; peduncles to 50 mm long; involucre 8- or 9-veined, tube 2–3.5 mm long, lobes almost as long as tube. Corolla 2.5–5.4 mm long, lobes half as long as to slightly longer than tube; styles connate. Capsules 2–4 mm long; seeds brown or grey, finely reticulate. Flowers and fruits Oct. and Nov.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, OtP, OtR, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA, Tas. Occurs in open habitats on periodically wet sandy and clayey soils, often overlying rock.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1999). Loganiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Loganiaceae
genus Phyllangium
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia