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Hybanthus vernonii (F.Muell.) F.Muell.
Family Violaceae
Hybanthus vernonii (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Perennial herb to 1 m high, glabrous or scabrous.

Leaves with lamina mostly lanceolate, upper leaves sometimes linear, 0.5–4.5 cm long, margins recurved; stipules linear, 0.5 mm long.

Flowers solitary. Sepals 1.5–5 mm long, green or mauve. Lower petal ovate, 9–13 mm long; lateral petals 1.5–3 mm long, several-veined, upper petals narrow-oblong, 1-veined. Anthers hairy, the appendages triangular.

Capsule 6–8 mm long; seeds 3–6, smooth.


Flowering: spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in eucalypt forest, especially on sandstone.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Text by T. A. James
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Stems and leaves glabrous; lamina of upper leaves linear, lamina of lower ones usually lanceolate, 0.5–4.5 cm long, 1–4 mm widesubsp. vernonii
Stems and leaves scabrous; lamina lanceolate or oblanceolate, 0.5–1.5 cm long, 0.3–5.5 mm wide, sometimes apex sharply 3-pointedsubsp. scaber

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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