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Trithuria submersa Hook.f.
Family Hydatellaceae
Trithuria submersa Hook.f. APNI*

Description: Small annual herb.

Leaves mostly 15–40 mm long, to 1 mm wide, glabrous, usually reddish.

Inflorescences several, each borne on an axis c. 10–35 mm long; bracts ovate to narrow-ovate, 2–3 mm long, longer than the flowers. Stamens 2–6 per inflorescence, surrounded by c. 10–20 female flowers. Styles 3, appearing as 6 when divided.


Flowering: chiefly November–December

Distribution and occurrence: Scattered in areas subjected to flooding, and shallow temporary depressions and small watercourses; south from Lockhart district.
NSW subdivisions: SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***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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