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Viola eminens K.R.Thiele & Prober
Family Violaceae
Viola eminens K.R.Thiele & Prober APNI*

Description: Perennial herb spreading by stolons.

Leaves broad-reniform, mostly 12–15 mm long, 25–35 mm wide, usually forming rosettes; truncate at the base or with a broad basal sinus, glabrous or with scattered unicellular hairs, margins with prominent teeth, bright green; petioles 2–12 cm long; stipules narrow-triangular to broad triangular with small glandular teeth on each side.

Flowers on scapes to 25 cm long and exceeding the leaves, violet and white; anterior petal ovate to broad ovate, with a large green V shaped blotch at the base, rich violet for over half its length, with a small white apex; lateral petals widely spreading, strongly twisted, rich violet at the base; dorsal petals obovate to broad-obovate erect to strongly reflexed, white for most of their length.

Fruit white or pale green. Seeds 1.6–2.6 mm long, purplish black.


Illustration
C. Wardrop

Habit
Photo Jackie Miles

Flower
Photo Jackie Miles

Herbarium
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Type
Specimen

Distribution and occurrence: Southern Tablelands at Glenbos State Forest and Nungatta Mountain and in moist high altitudes in Victoria.

In moist sites.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Kevin R. Thiele amd Suzanne M. Prober Mulleria 18:7-25 (2003)


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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