Amphibolis antarctica (Labill.) Sond. & Asch. ex Asch.

Linnaea 35: 164 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Leaves (6–)8–10 per cluster at the ends of branches; sheath often slightly wider than lamina, overlapping only at base; ligule c. 1 mm long; auricle c. 2 mm long; lamina 18–30(–50)mm long, (2–)3.5–6(–10) mm wide, flat, with apex obtuse, truncate to concave. Male flowers with 2 or 3 branched appendages on apex of anthers. Female flowers with bract up to 8 mm long; stigmas 3, sometimes further divided; pericarpic lobes with an outer whorl of 2 broad and 2 narrow lobes, and an inner whorl of 4 (or more) smaller and narrower lobes which are divided apically. Pericarpic skeleton 8–10 mm long.

GipP, Glep, OtP, OtR, VVP, WPro. Occurs in shallow seawater (to depths of c. 20 m), in sandy mud, rock pools or as patches on flat rock when influenced by moderate to strong water movements.

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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Amphibolis antarctica in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Amphibolis antarctica in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Otway Ranges present native

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Western Australia
South Australia