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Velleia lyrata R.Br.
Family Goodeniaceae
Velleia lyrata R.Br. APNI*

Description: Perennial herb, almost glabrous.

Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, 3–18 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, margins toothed to lyrate.

Scapes ascending or erect, to 50 cm high; bracteoles free, linear, to 15 mm long. Sepals 3, free; upper one ovate, cordate at base, 4–8 mm long. Corolla 10–15 mm long, obscurely spurred, yellow, pubescent on both surfaces, with small enations; wings almost to base of inferior lobes, 1–2 mm wide. Indusium very broad-ovate, 1–2 mm wide.

Capsule ± globose, 3–6 mm diam., glabrous or pubescent; seeds circular, to elliptic, 1–2.5 mm wide, punctate; wing narrow.


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Flowering: chiefly Aug.–Apr.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp situations in heath on sandy soils; chiefly in Sydney district.
NSW subdivisions: CC
Other Australian states: Qld
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Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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