Howittia trilocularis F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub, chiefly 1–3 m high.
Leaves with lamina lanceolate to ovate, 2–10 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, the base often cordate, margins entire or toothed, undersurface white or yellow; petiole to 2 cm long.
Flowers on peduncles longer than the leaves. Calyx c. 5 mm long, green, persistent. Petals c. 12 mm long, purple. Staminal column very short.
Fruit c. 8 mm diam., retained in and shorter than the calyx.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread but not common, chiefly in eucalypt forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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