Tropical Girdlepod (species: Mitracarpus hirtus) in Lizard Island area: introduced plants (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Mitracarpus hirtus
Tropical Girdlepod

©Anne Hoggett: Mitracarpus hirtusat Lizard Island
Kingdom Plantae
Division Charophyta
Class Equisetopsida
Order Gentianales
Family Rubiaceae
Genus Mitracarpus
Species Mitracarpus hirtus



Distinguishing features

Leaf edge not serrated, flowers white, no stalk to flower head. (Note: these features are from observations by a non-botanist, Anne Hoggett).


  • Size data has not been obtained.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Colvill, A., M. Ahmet, S. Clag and B. Haigh (2004). Lizard Island fauna and flora sampling report.Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. LIRS catalog number 10067.