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Montia australasica

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Montia australasica at Namadgi National Park - 9 Dec 2020
Montia australasica at Namadgi National Park - 9 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Montia australasica 6 Jan 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Montia australasica 6 Jan 2021 Greggy
Stackhousia pulvinaris 16 Dec 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Stackhousia pulvinaris 10 Dec 2020 Greggy

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Significant sighting

16 Dec 2020

First record of this species in the ACT


   19 Dec 2020
Note that there was a comment on Twitter that this is white purslane, Montia australasica.
   19 Dec 2020
Thanks Mathew - definitely not white purslane which has almost grass like leaves and a more open flower
michaelb wrote:
   20 Dec 2020
Hi Greggy. Thanks for your photo. I have downloaded the original photo, cropped it and added it back to be used on the Species page, see:- https://canberra.naturemapr.org/species/23067
Greggy wrote:
   6 Jan 2021
Dave Albrecht at the ANBG has kindly identified this species and confirmed what Twitter suspected. It is Montia australasica. Apparently this species grows on dry gravely mountain tops and not just in wetlands as I had thought.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 9 Dec 2020 01:33 PM Recorded on
  • Greggy Recorded by

Additional information

  • True In flower

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