Gonocarpus humilis

Common name: 

Common Raspwort

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (DEJKMNPRSTVWXYZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas [3]

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

Moist, shaded sites1

Flower description:

Yellow-green2

Habit:

Perennial herb to 30 cm tall2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is distinguished from G. tetragynus by having hairs on the stem that spread horizontally rather than press against the stem. Flowers of G. tetragynus are pinkish red. Gonocarpus micranthus is much smaller (to 10 cm tall) with stems that root at the nodes1

Images:
Image of Gonocarpus humilis
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria