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Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO
Hydrocotyle peduncularis A.Rich.
Brown, R. ex Richard, A. (1820) Annales Generales des Sciences Physiques: 202. Type: Brown a recueilli cette espèce dans la Nouvelle-Hollande. (V.S.).
Slender herb, with creeping stems below or above ground in litter, mostly glabrous; aerial stems arising from nodes of creeping stems, occasionally mat-forming.
Leaves with petioles up to 30 mm long, 2-4 times longer than lamina, hispid towards apex; stipules broad, scarious and overlapping. Lamina circular, cordate or reniform, usually 5-12 mm diam., margins entire or shallowly or rarely deeply lobed, crenate, both surfaces ± sparsely hispid.
Fruit ca. 1 mm long and wide, mericarps with prominent dorsal and prominent curved intermediate ribs with a row of tubercular hairs between.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs from Port Douglas southwards to Tasmania. Altitudinal range from 35-1135 m. Grows in moist to wet places in rainforest, open Eucalypt forest, notophyll vine forest and in creek beds in woodland.
Becomes a weed in lawns.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)