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Wahlenbergia insulae-howei Lothian
Family Campanulaceae
Wahlenbergia insulae-howei Lothian APNI*

Synonyms: Wahlenbergia limenophylax Lothian APNI*

Description: Perennial herb with a thickened taproot, ┬▒ tufted, sparsely branched, 5–15 cm tall.

Leaves glabrous or margins and midrib beneath strigulose with row of hairs; lamina linear or narrowly elliptic to elliptic-oblanceolate, 0.5–2 cm long, 0.1–0.6 cm broad, basally attenuate onto an indistinct petiole, sub-amplexicaul, undulate-denticulate with thickened margins, acute.

Inflorescence of 1–3, 1- or 2-flowered branches, 3–6 cm long. Calyx lobes very narrowly triangular, 2–3 mm long. Corolla ┬▒campanulate, 6.5–10 mm long, blue; lobes 3–4 mm long, narrowly obtuse. Ovary broadly obconical, 3.5–4.5 mm long.

Capsule hemispherical to shortly obconic, 2–4.5 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, glabrous.


Type
Specimen

Flowering: Flowers autumn to late spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Lord Howe Island; endemic.

Crevices of cliffs and other rocky sites.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
AVH map***

Rare.

Text by Peter G. Wilson (2004)
Taxon concept: Smith, Telopea 5: 124; P.S. Green, Flora of Australia vol 49 (1994).


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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