Damasonium minus

Family Alismataceae

Starfruit

Erect, emergent short lived herb to 40 cm high, with floating or emergent leaves.

Flowers: Small white, summer.

Fruit: Follicle 5 6 mm long, 2-seeded, in star shaped aggregate fruit 10 12 mm diameter.

Seed: 1.5 mm long, partly ridges and tuberculate.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Shallow freshwater habitat.
  • Seasonal in dams at the Australian Botanic Garden in ephemeral wet zone.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Damasonium minus plant

Damasonium minus flower

Damasonium minus fruit