Burchardia umbellata

Common Name:




Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Snowfields (CDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXZ) all States except NT
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Northern heathlands at the Prom 1

Flower Description:

White 1


Herb to 65 cm high 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

There are 5 species in the genus but only B. umbellata is present in Victoria. 6 petalled flowers are arranged in umbels at the end of a long stalk. Flowers are sweetly scented. A few grass like leaves arise from the base of the plant. Anthers are red-brow to grey-brown 1,2


Image: David Meagher
Image: David Meagher

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

ANPSA NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


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