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Kickxia commutata
Family Plantaginaceae
Kickxia commutata APNI*

Description: Procumbent perennial herb, villous or hispid with non-glandular hairs.

Basal leaves broad-ovate, 8–20 mm long, 8–16 mm wide, apex short-acuminate, base mostly hastate to sagittate, margins toothed; upper ones ovate-hastate to ovate-sagittate, 3–8 mm long, 2–6 mm wide; shortly petiolate.

Pedicels spreading, abruptly bent at apex, 8–30 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 2–6 mm long, segments fused only at base, not united fruit. Corolla 5–8 mm long, blue, violet or lilac, rarely white, except for the palate which is white spotted with purple; spur 7–8 mm long, curved.

Capsule globose, 2–2.5 mm long, brown-yellow, thick-walled, non-glandular-pubescent, glabrescent.

Flowering: October–June.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in gardens and disturbed areas; recorded for Sydney and the Young and Grenfell districts. Native of Medit. region.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *SC, *CWS
Other Australian states: *Vic. ?S.A.
AVH map***

Text by W. R. Barker
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW vol. 3 (1992)

N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. graeca

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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