Wahlenbergia littoricola P.J.Sm. APNI*
Synonyms: Wahlenbergia litticola P.J.Sm. APNI*
Description: Perennial tufted herb, 10–80 cm high, branching below inflorescence, usually ± glabrous, or lower parts hirsute in western populations (SFWP).
Leaves alternate or sometimes the lowermost opposite, linear throughout or the lowermost narrow-oblanceolate, 4–60 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, apex mostly acute, margins flat or undulate, entire or with small callus teeth usually ± glabrous, but lower leaves hirsute (SFWP).
Flowers in cymes. Sepals 2–4 mm long. Corolla blue; tube 2–3 mm long; lobes 5–9 mm long. Style 3-fid, constricted about halfway down.
Capsule obconic, 3–8 mm long, glabrous.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in forest, woodland grassland and heath. A glabrous form occurs in coastal and tablelands districts, chiefly south from the Hunter R., but also in the Apsley–Macleay Gorges.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Wahlenbergia 'litticola' was unintentionally formed when originally published. Corrected to 'littoricola' in Telopea 5(1) 1992.
Text by P. J. Smith
Taxon concept: P.J. Smith (1986)
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