Velleia spathulata R.Br. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb, glabrous or hairy.
Leaves oblanceolate, to 10 cm long, to 25 mm wide, margins entire or toothed.
Scapes prostrate or decumbent, to 25 cm long, with coarse retrorse hairs; bracteoles free, lanceolate to linear, to 12 mm long. Sepals 3, free; upper one lanceolate to oblong, ± cordate, 4–6 mm long. Pedicels with appressed villous hairs. Corolla 6–11 mm long, shortly spurred, yellow with purplish markings; pubescent outside, glabrous inside, with enations; wings much shorter than inferior lobes, c. 1 mm wide. Indusium semi-circular, c. 1 mm wide.
Capsule ovoid, c. 3 mm diam., ± glabrous; seeds circular, c. 1.5 mm diam., punctate; wing narrow.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp sandy soils usually on coastal dunes, north from Narrabeen.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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