Opercularia ovata

Common name: 

Broad-leaf Stinkweed

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPRSTWXZ) also SA, Tas

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

Moist, heavy soils in grassland, open-forest and woodland1

Flower description:

White or greenish1


Herb or subshrub to 30 cm long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves have petioles that are 1-4 mm long, lateral veins that are conspicuous on the undersurface and smooth seeds1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria