Common name: Lavender Halgania
Halgania andromedifolia Behr & F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect, aromatic shrub to 1.3 m high; hairs simple.
Leaves narrow-elliptic to oblong, 1–2.5 cm long, 3–6 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins entire and slightly to strongly revolute, upper surface viscid; petiole to 2 mm long.
Inflorescence terminal, of 1 or more short monochasial cymes. Flowers 10–15 mm diam., deep blue; pedicel 3–10 mm long. Sepals 4–5 mm long, unequal, the outer 2 or 3 broader, fused in the lower third. Corolla lobes 5–8 mm long; tube rather short. Anthers 3–4 mm long, appendage c. 1 mm long.
Drupe mostly with 1 pyrene.
Distribution and occurrence: west of Balranald, uncommon.
Grows in mallee communities.
NSW subdivisions: SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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