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Wahlenbergia planiflora P.J.Sm.
Family Campanulaceae
Wahlenbergia planiflora P.J.Sm. APNI*

Description: Perennial tufted herb, 12–70 cm high, branching below the inflorescence, glabrous to hirsute.

Leaves alternate or sometimes the lowermost opposite, obovate or oblanceolate, becoming linear up the stem, 4–95 mm long, 1–11 mm wide, apex obtuse to acute, margins flat or sometimes undulate, entire or with small callus teeth, glabrous or hirsute.

Flowers in cymes. Sepals 1–5 mm long. Corolla blue; tube 1–3.5 mm long; lobes 4.5–13.5 mm long. Style 3-fid, strongly constricted near the stigmatic lobes.


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Flowering: throughout year.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in forest and woodland; from coastal to inland districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
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Text by P. J. Smith
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Plants glabrous or sometimes sparsely hirsute; capsule obconic, 3–8 mm long, glabroussubsp. planiflora
Plants hirsute; capsule semiglobose, 2–6 mm long, usually hirsutesubsp. longipila

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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