Phyllangium distylis

Common Name:

Tiny Mitrewort



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (CDEHJPT) also SA, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Lowland sedgelands and wet sandy flats in open-heath and woodlands. Waterlogged soils or shallow water 1

Flower Description:

White 1


Annual herb, often aquatic 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has separate styles (not fused) and linear leaves (to 1.2 mm wide) 1


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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