Rhaphidospora bonneyana (F.Muell.) R.M.Barker APNI*
Synonyms: Justica bonneyana F.Muell. APNI*
Chloanthes bonneyana F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 40 cm high, glabrous or hairy; branches divaricate with spinescent lateral branchlets.
Leaves often clustered on older stems, linear to elliptic, 2–8 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, margins entire, ± sessile.
Axillary clusters 1–5-flowered; peduncles spinescent with age; bracts and bracteoles < 1 mm long. Calyx c. 2 mm long. Corolla pale lilac or white with red spots on lower lip; tube c. 7 mm long; upper lip c. 2 mm long, lower lip 3.5 mm long.
Capsule c. 15 mm long; seeds sharply tuberculate on margin.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in gullies or on rocky mesas in ranges, from the Darling R., rare.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Presumed Extinct; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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