Wahlenbergia queenslandica Carolin ex P.J.Sm. APNI*
Synonyms: Wahlenbergia sp. C sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Perennial tufted herb, 10–90 cm high, branching below inflorescence, typically hirsute towards base.
Leaves alternate or sometimes the lowermost opposite, obovate or oblanceolate, becoming linear up the stem, 5–60 mm long, 1–9 mm wide, apex obtuse to acute, margins flat or sometimes undulate, entire or with small callus teeth, lower leaves usually hirsute, upper leaves usually glabrous.
Flowers in cymes. Sepals 1–4 mm long. Corolla blue; tube 4–6.5 mm long, often swollen in the middle; lobes 6–10 mm long. Style usually 3-fid, not constricted.
Capsule semiglobose or shortly obconic, 1.5–5 mm long, glabrous.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open sites in woodland and scrub, north from Glen Innes and Lightning Ridge.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS, NWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by P. J. Smith
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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