Common name: Mountain Velleia
Velleia montana Hook.f. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb, glabrous or pubescent.
Leaves oblanceolate to obovate, 1.5–8 cm long, 6–30 mm wide, margins toothed or entire.
Scapes decumbent or ascending, to 10 cm high, usually shorter than leaves; bracteoles free, ± linear, to 5 mm long. Sepals 3, free; upper one ovate to oblong, 5–6 mm long. Corolla 7–10 mm long, obscurely spurred, yellow, pubescent outside, pubescent inside; wings ± to base of inferior lobes, c. 0.5 mm wide. Indusium depressed-ovate, c. 1 mm wide.
Capsule ± globose, c. 2 mm diam., sparsely hairy; seeds circular to elliptic, c. 1.5 mm diam., punctate.
Flowering: chiefly November–February
Distribution and occurrence: Grows mainly in subalpine grassland and woodland; higher altitudes south from Boonoo Boonoo N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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