Wahlenbergia scopulicola Carolin ex P.J.Sm. APNI*
Synonyms: Wahlenbergia sp. D sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Perennial, tufted, hirsute herb; stems ascending, 5–35 cm long, much-branched.
Leaves opposite or alternate, elliptic, 3–20 mm long, 0.5–5 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse, margins flat, entire or with small callus teeth, hirsute.
Flowers solitary on stalks 1–5 cm long. Sepals 1.5–3 mm long. Corolla blue; tube 3.5–6 mm long; lobes 5–9 mm long. Style 3-fid, faintly constricted about halfway down.
Capsule semiglobose, 2–5 mm long, glabrous or sparsely hirsute.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in crevices of rhyolite outcrops in McPherson Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by P. J. Smith
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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