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Gonocarpus montanus (Hook.f.) Orchard
Family Haloragaceae
Gonocarpus montanus (Hook.f.) Orchard APNI*

Description: Prostrate or ascending perennial herb, usually 10–15 cm high; stems 4-angled; sparsely hairy with short appressed hairs.

Leaves ovate to broad-lanceolate, usually 4–8 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, toothed with appressed teeth, sparsely hairy with short appressed hairs, becoming glabrous; shortly petiolate.

Primary bracts of inflorescences opposite, at least towards the base. Petals 1.5–1.8 mm long.

Fruit grey, ovoid, c. 1.5 mm long, 8-ribbed, often with 2 oblique calluses between the ribs.


Distribution and occurrence: in open alpine habitats; south from Canberra.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: A.E. Orchard (1990)


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***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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