Selliera radicans

Common name: 

Shiny Swamp-mat

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPTWXZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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

Coastal saltmarshes1

Flower description:

Reddish brown outside, whitish inside1


Perennial, mat-forming herb with stems to 50 cm long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves of this species are sessile and succulent, the inflorescence is in leaf axils and seeds have flattened wings1

Image of Selliera radicans
Image of Selliera radicans
Image of Selliera radicans Image: Mary Ellis
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