Cicendia filiformis

Common name: 

Slender Cicendia

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland (CDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXZ) also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Seasonally damp places in sandy soils and heathland1,2

Flower description:



Herb to 15 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is a glabrous (hairfree) herb with sessile leaves. The leaves at the base are the largest (to 15 mm long). Petals are fused into a tube at their base with lobes that are 1 mm long. this is a slender plant1

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Conservation status:



1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (October, 2014). PlantNET - The Plant Information Network System of The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia.