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Veronica brownii Roem. & Schult.
Family Plantaginaceae
Veronica brownii Roem. & Schult. APNI*

Description: Perennial herb with arching or prostrate stolons to 50 c. or more long and flowering stems 10–25 cm high, with fine rigid recurved hairs 0.1–0.2 mm long in lateral bands.

Leaves with lamina broad- to narrow-ovate or ± triangular, mostly 0.8–2 cm long, 2.5–15 mm wide, apex acute to acuminate, base cuneate or truncate, margins with 2–5 pairs of deep acute teeth; petiole 1.5–5 mm long.

Racemes lateral, mostly 3.5–12 cm long 3–15-flowered; peduncle mostly 1.5–4.5 cm long; bracts 2–6 mm long; pedicels 8–15 mm long. Calyx lobes 3–6 mm long and 0.8–2 mm wide in fruit, margins with very short papillose hairs. Corolla 3.5–4 mm long, pale lilac.

Capsule ovate, 2–4 mm long, 3.5–5.0 mm wide, emarginate, with scattered fine hairs < 0.1 mm long or glabrous.


Flowering: spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in eucalypt forest in valleys of the Blue Mtns, mostly 350-1000 m. alt., Mt Coricudgy, Grose and Megalong Valleys to Mt Movin.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
AVH map***

Text by B. G. Briggs, B. Wiecek & A. J. Whalen
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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