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Velleia spathulata R.Br.
Family Goodeniaceae
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.


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Herbarium
Sheet

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
AVH map***

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


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***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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