Stackhousia monogyna

Common name: 

Creamy Stackhousia

Family: 

Celastraceae
(alternate family: Stackhousiaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera (all grids except ABF) also SA, NSW, Tas

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

Common on northern heathlands of the Prom1

Flower description:

Cream1

Habit:

Perennial herb to 60 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Similar species that grow at the prom are: S. spathulata, which is more compact and to 40 cm high and is found on coastal foredunes, and S. viminea which has yellow flowers. Flowers of S. monogyna are fragrant after dusk1

Images:
Image of Stackhousia monogyna
Image of Stackhousia monogyna
Image of Stackhousia monogyna
Image of Stackhousia monogyna Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.