Zostera muelleri

Common Name:

Dwarf Grass-wrack



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (EKPTWZ) also SA, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Inlets and estuaries on mud and sand in shallow waters 1

Flower Description:

Brown bracts 1


Marine perennial herb with branches 1-2 cm long 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

There are two lateral vascular bundles in the rhizome when it is cut in cross-section. The bracts surrounding the anthers are triangular in shape 1


Image: David Meagher

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Poorly known and suspected to be extinct, endangered, vulnerable or rare in Victoria


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