Xanthosia tridentata

Common name: 

Hill Xanthosia

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (NPSTWXZ) also WA, NSW, Tas

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

Damp, wet forests1

Flower description:

Pale green to cream2


Shrub to 30 cm high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are triangular with a broad apex that is 3-lobed or toothed. Leaves are paler underneath1

Image of Xanthosia tridentata
Image of Xanthosia tridentata Image: Lorraine Norden
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria