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Velleia glabrata Carolin
Family Goodeniaceae
Velleia glabrata Carolin APNI*

Description: Annual herb, glabrous or with a few soft hairs.

Leaves oblong to oblanceolate, 4–8 cm long, to 10 mm wide, margins toothed to lyrate.

Scapes ascending, to 20 cm high; bracteoles fused only at base, to 2 cm long. Sepals 5, free; upper one ovate to broad-elliptic, 5–6 mm long. Corolla 12–14 mm long, with spur to 3 mm long, yellow; pubescent outside, ± villous inside at base; wings almost to base of inferior lobes, c. 2 mm wide. Indusium depressed-ovate, c. 2 mm wide, orifice only slightly curved.

Capsule ± globose, c. 5 mm diam., shortly pubescent; seeds circular, 4–5 mm diam., punctate; wing c. 1 mm wide.


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Flowering: chiefly July–February

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in drier communities on a variety of soils, west from Bourke and Brewarrina districts.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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