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Brunoniella spiciflora (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Bremek.
Family Acanthaceae
Brunoniella spiciflora (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Bremek. APNI*

Description: Erect, tuberous herb, branches hairy (shape in TS?).

Leaves at each node unequal, ovate, the larger one 3–9 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, the smaller one 1/10 to 1/2 the length of the larger, apex acute or obtuse, margins serrulate, surfaces discolorous (paler below), glabrous or hairy on midrib and veins, upper surface with small linear cystoliths; petiole 3–8 mm long.

Inflorescence a slender, axillary spike with 5–6 flowers, rachis hairy, bracteoles about 2 mm long. Pedicel 0.5 mm long. Calyx 5–6.5 mm long, pubescent. Corolla white with mauve markings in throat; tube 3–4.5 mm long; lobes 5–7.5 mm long. Ovary with 6 ovules per loculus.

Capsule about 12–13 mm long.


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Flowering: September

Distribution and occurrence:

Grows in along creeks in rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***



APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.

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