Platysace heterophylla

Common Name:

Slender Platysace



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJNPSTWZ) also SA
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Tea-tree heath, grassy low open forest 1

Flower Description:

White or light green 2


Trailing perennial herb 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has narrow, hairless leaves that are to 25 mm long. Lower leaves can be 3-5 lobed. Flowers are small, in compund umbels and are on hairless, slender stems 1,2


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria