Cicendia filiformis

Common Name:

Slender Cicendia



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland (CDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXZ) also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Seasonally damp places in sandy soils and heathland 1,2

Flower Description:

Yellow 1


Herb to 15 cm high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is a glabrous (hairfree) herb with sessile leaves. The leaves at the base are the largest (to 15 mm long). Petals are fused into a tube at their base with lobes that are 1 mm long. this is a slender plant 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:



1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (October, 2014). PlantNET - The Plant Information Network System of The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia.