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Veronica velutina (B.G.Briggs & Ehrend.) B.G.Briggs
Family Plantaginaceae
Veronica velutina (B.G.Briggs & Ehrend.) B.G.Briggs APNI*

Synonyms: Derwentia velutina B.G.Briggs & Ehrend. APNI*
Parahebe sp. D sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Parahebe velutina (B.G.Briggs & Ehrend.) Heads APNI*

Description: Woody herb or soft-woody shrub, to c. 150 cm high, densely covered with short fine hairs; stems erect, several or many from a woody rootstock, mostly unbranched below inflorescence, flowering for up to 3 seasons before dying back to rootstock.

Leaves spreading or recurved, often V-shaped in cross section, lanceolate, mostly 4.5–9 cm long, 10–16 mm wide, apex acute or acuminate, base cuneate, margins with 15–30 pairs of irregularly spreading apiculate teeth; sessile.

Racemes mostly 15–30 cm long, 50–160-flowered. Calyx lobes 4.5–9 mm long and 1–1.5 mm wide in fruit. Corolla 7.5–11 mm long, violet-blue or pale lavender with darker veins.

Capsule ovate, 4–6 mm long, 3–5 mm wide, apex obtuse or truncate, margins with short stiff hairs, not glossy.

Flowering: summer–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in eucalypt woodland or shrubland, 750-1200 m alt.; in the Nandewar and Liverpool Ranges and Warrumbungle Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS
AVH map***

Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: as under Derwentia velutina in 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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