Wahlenbergia insulae-howei Lothian APNI*
Synonyms: Wahlenbergia limenophylax Lothian APNI*
Description: Perennial herb with a thickened taproot, ± tufted, sparsely branched, 5–15 cm tall.
Leaves glabrous or margins and midrib beneath strigulose with row of hairs; lamina linear or narrowly elliptic to elliptic-oblanceolate, 0.5–2 cm long, 0.1–0.6 cm broad, basally attenuate onto an indistinct petiole, sub-amplexicaul, undulate-denticulate with thickened margins, acute.
Inflorescence of 1–3, 1- or 2-flowered branches, 3–6 cm long. Calyx lobes very narrowly triangular, 2–3 mm long. Corolla ±campanulate, 6.5–10 mm long, blue; lobes 3–4 mm long, narrowly obtuse. Ovary broadly obconical, 3.5–4.5 mm long.
Capsule hemispherical to shortly obconic, 2–4.5 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, glabrous.
Flowering: Flowers autumn to late spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Lord Howe Island; endemic.
Crevices of cliffs and other rocky sites.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by Peter G. Wilson (2004)
Taxon concept: Smith, Telopea 5: 124; P.S. Green, Flora of Australia vol 49 (1994).
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