Opercularia varia

Common Name:

Variable Stinkweed



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Riverina, Snowfields (ABCDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXZ) also SA, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Heathland and heathy open-forest 1

Flower Description:

White or greenish 1


Spreading herb or subshrub to 30 cm high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are sessile and hairy with recurved margins. When the seeds dehisce, a star-shaped cavity is left 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria