Stylidium armeria (Labill.) Labill.

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial, occasionally rhizomatous herb. Leaves tufted at base, erect to spreading, narrowly lanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate, mid- to dark green, not bifurrowed; margins membranous with serrations, serrated at apex only, or entire; apex acute. Scape greater than 2 mm wide, glandular-pubescent above lowest flower, glandular-pubescent to glabrescent below; flowers in simple to condensed erect racemes. Calyx ovoid, c. 6 mm long, glandular-pubescent, lobes equal, shorter than tube, united into two lips; corolla lobes paired laterally, obovate to lanceolate, labellum ovate, linear appendages shorter than labellum, throat appendages 8, prominent, unequal, to half length of corolla-lobes, white with purple or yellow tips, papillate-glandular; column 8–12 mm long; anthers dark-rimmed, pollen white, stigma orbicular. Capsule subcylindric, c. 8–15 mm long; seeds 1–1.2 mm long, reddish-brown.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-03-01
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-10-20
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Stylidium armeria in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Stylidium armeria in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina 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
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory