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Genus Wilsonia Family Convolvulaceae

Description: Perennial subshrubs with prostrate or weakly ascending stems.

Leaves simple, fleshy, entire, glabrous or with bifid hairs.

Flowers axillary, solitary; bracteoles absent. Calyx tubular-campanulate with 5, rarely 6, teeth, bearded inside. Corolla trumpet-shaped with 5 oblong recurved lobes, with infolded apex and margins, without any mid-petaline band, glabrous. Stamens 5, filaments slightly unequal, glabrous. Ovary partly or completely 2-locular with 1 ovule per loculus, glabrous; style 1, bifid with capitate or ovoid stigmas.

Capsule obovoid, indehiscent, 1- or 2-seeded.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 3 species, endemic Australia. Australia: all States except Qld & N.T.

Text by R. W. Johnson
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Corolla tube much longer than the calyx; plants more or less glabrousWilsonia backhousei
Corolla tube about as long as the calyx; plants hairy2
2Plants with appressed hairs; leaves concave, imbricate and distichousWilsonia humilis
Plants with spreading hairs; leaves flat, not imbricate or distichous
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Wilsonia rotundifolia

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