Hovea montana (Hook.f.) J.H.Ross APNI*
Synonyms: Hovea longifolia var. montana (Hook.f.) J.H.Willis APNI*
Hovea sp. Q sensu Lee & Thompson (1984) APNI*
Description: Low spreading shrub, mostly 15–40 cm high and 1–1.5 m in diam.; stems and branches densely pubescent with loosely appressed to spreading, crinkled hairs, glabrescent.
Leaves narrow-elliptic, mostly 1–3 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, arched up from the midrib, apex obtuse, margins recurved, upper surface smooth and glabrous, lower surface densely pubescent.
Flowers 1 or 2 in clusters, c. 10 mm long; peduncle c. 2 mm long. Calyx 4–5 mm long, rusty-tomentose. Petals deep mauve-blue or white. Ovary pubescent, ovules 2.
Pod c. 10 mm long, rusty.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows at high altitudes on grassy slopes or in snowgum woodland.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by I.R. Thompson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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