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Rhaphidospora bonneyana (F.Muell.) R.M.Barker
Family Acanthaceae
Rhaphidospora bonneyana (F.Muell.) R.M.Barker APNI*

Synonyms: Justica bonneyana F.Muell. APNI*
Chloanthes bonneyana F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Shrub to 40 cm high, glabrous or hairy; branches divaricate with spinescent lateral branchlets.

Leaves often clustered on older stems, linear to elliptic, 2–8 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, margins entire, ± sessile.

Axillary clusters 1–5-flowered; peduncles spinescent with age; bracts and bracteoles < 1 mm long. Calyx c. 2 mm long. Corolla pale lilac or white with red spots on lower lip; tube c. 7 mm long; upper lip c. 2 mm long, lower lip 3.5 mm long.

Capsule c. 15 mm long; seeds sharply tuberculate on margin.

Flowering: March–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in gullies or on rocky mesas in ranges, from the Darling R., rare.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Presumed Extinct; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
AVH map***

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 J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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