Seringia hillii (Benth.) F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Keraudrenia hillii F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Keraudrenia hillii F.Muell. ex Benth. var. hillii APNI*
Keraudrenia hillii var. velutina C.T.White APNI*
Description: Shrub 1–3 m high, rusty-tomentose.
Leaves linear to lanceolate, mostly 4–9 cm long, usually 4–8 mm wide, rarely to 12 mm wide, margins not toothed, upper surface usually glabrous, sometimes finely pubescent, with veins obscure or slightly impressed; petiole 5–10 mm long.
Cymes few-flowered, much shorter than leaves. Calyx 8–15 mm long, sparsely pubescent along prominent midribs, blue to purple, lobes acute.
Capsule 12–15 mm diam., densely hirsute, furrowed between the carpels which are rounded on the back, scarcely separating at maturity.
Flowering: spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: In eucalypt forest on the coast and ranges; north from Port Stephens; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
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.