Common name: Hairy stylewort, Hairy Stylewort
Levenhookia dubia Sond. APNI*
Description: Erect herb, 2–6 cm high, glandular-hairy with red stems.
Leaves obovate to elliptic, 3–6 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, glandular-hairy; shortly petiolate.
Flowers in terminal corymbs or racemes or sometimes solitary. Sepals linear, 1–2 mm long, about twice as long as the inferior ovary. Corolla 2–3 mm long, whitish with a yellowish throat. Column rather short, flattened at the summit with the anthers are borne on the side, pale with a yellowish apex. Inferior ovary globose, glandular-hairy; stigma 2-lobed, 1 produced before the other.
Capsule globose, 1–2 mm long, glandular-hairy.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, favouring damp ground; chiefly in inland districts south from Narrabri.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by L. C. Stanberg
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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