Calandrinia corrigioloides

Common Name:

Strap Purslane

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wilsons Promontory (ABFGT) also WA, SA
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Near the mouth of Darby River on sand dunes and sandstone outcrops 1

Flower Description:

White or pale pink 2


Prostrate, annual, succulent herb 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Sepals are persistent and less than 4 mm long, petals are less than 7 mm long. The fruit capsule is cylindric (not ovoid) and flowers are in clusters 2


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Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria


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