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Melhania oblongifolia F.Muell.
Family Malvaceae
Melhania oblongifolia F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Shrub to 70 cm high, with a whitish velvety tomentum.

Leaves oblong to lanceolate, mostly 2–5 cm long, rarely to 8 cm, 10–15 mm wide, toothed; petiole 5–10 mm long; stipules 4 mm long.

Peduncles 2–5 cm long. Epicalyx c. 6 mm long. Calyx lobes c. 10 mm long. Petals c. 12 mm long, yellow.

Capsule 8–10 mm long, tomentose, surrounded by persistent epicalyx and calyx.


Flowering: mainly spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in inland areas; in the NW of N.S.W., north from White Cliffs and chiefly west of New Angledool; recorded also near Boggabri.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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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