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Genus Halgania Family Boraginaceae

Description: Perennial shrubs or subshrubs, lacking tubercle-based hairs but often with glandular hairs.

Leaves alternate, entire or toothed.

Inflorescence terminal, flowers solitary or in cymes, bracts few or lacking. Corolla actinomorphic, rotate, blue or white; tube very short. Anthers exserted, narrow-ovoid with a long, rarely short, terminal appendage, cohering into a tube and borne on short, free filaments. Ovary conical, 2–4-locular with 1 ovule per loculus; style terminal, simple; stigma minute.

Fruit a leathery drupe with 1 or 2 pyrenes.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 18 species, endemic Australia. Australia: all mainland States.

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Leaves with entire marginsHalgania andromedifolia
Leaves with toothed margins2
2Glandular hairs present, at least on inflorescence and young shootsHalgania cyanea
Glandular hairs absent
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Halgania brachyrhyncha

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