Veronica densifolia (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Chionohebe densifolia (F.Muell.) B.G.Briggs & Ehrend. APNI*
Description: Prostrate shrub usually less than 10 cm high but spreading to 20 c. or more across.
Leaves usually densely crowded in 4 ranks, elliptic, c. 5 mm long and 2.5 mm wide, thick, concave above and keeled below, apex blunt, margins ciliate; sessile.
Calyx 4–6 mm long; lobes half as long as tube and resembling leaves. Corolla 6–9 mm long, purple, pink or white.
Capsule obovate, c. 4 mm long, c. 3 mm wide, apex emarginate, margins ciliate with glandular hairs, persistent style c. 5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in very low shrubland on highest windswept stony ridges of alpine zone of Kosciusko area.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Tas.
Text by B. G. Briggs
Taxon concept: As under previous name Chionohebe densifolia; Flora of NSW 3 (1992);
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