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Keraudrenia hillii F.Muell. ex Benth.
Family Malvaceae
Keraudrenia hillii F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*

Description: Shrub 1–3 m high, rusty-tomentose.

Leaves linear to lanceolate, mostly 4–9 cm long, usually 4–8 mm wide, rarely to 12 mm wide, margins not toothed, upper surface usually glabrous, sometimes finely pubescent, with veins obscure or slightly impressed; petiole 5–10 mm long.

Cymes few-flowered, much shorter than leaves. Calyx 8–15 mm long, sparsely pubescent along prominent midribs, blue to purple, lobes acute.

Capsule 12–15 mm diam., densely hirsute, furrowed between the carpels which are rounded on the back, scarcely separating at maturity.


Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Flowering: spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: In eucalypt forest on the coast and ranges; north from Port Stephens; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

N.S.W. occurrences are: var. hillii

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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