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Family: Malvaceae
Alyogyne hakeifolia

Citation: Alefeld, Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschr. 13:12 (1863).

Synonymy: Hibiscus hakeifolius Giordano, Mem.nuova specie d'Ibisco 10 (1833); H. multifidus Paxton, FI. Gard. 7:103 (1840); Fugosia hakeifolia (Giordano)Hook., Curtis's Bot. Mag. 72:t. 4261 (1846); Cienfuegosia hakeifolia (Giordano)Hochr., Ann. Conserv. Jard. Bot. Gen~ve 1902:54 (1902). The spelling hakeaefolia has commonly been used. , Alyogyne hakeaefolia, Alyogyne lilacina, Fugosia hakeaefolia, Hibiscus hakeaefolius

Common name: None

Erect shrub 1.5-3 m high; stems glabrous but petals tomentose and stellate hairs sparsely distributed on the calyx and leaves; leaves narrow-linear, linear or subterete, 1-3 mm broad, 4-10 cm long, usually in clusters, entire, 2-fid, 3-fid or pinnatifid; petioles to 4.5 cm long.

Peduncles solitary, axillary, 16-60 mm long; epicalyx of 4-7 unequal connate subulate segments, 3-6 mm long usually attached below the calyx tube; calyx 18-25 mm long, deeply divided into 5 lanceolate-acuminate 3-nerved lobes up to twice as long as the tube; petals lavender or purple darker at the base, 4-7 cm long, 1-toothed at the upper outer edge, pubescent on the undersurface; style undivided.

Capsule about as long as the calyx, pubescent; ovoid with numerous pubescent seeds.

image of FSA2_Alyogyne_hak.jpg Alyogyne hakeifolia twig, part of flower, fruit and seed.
Image source: fig 434a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Blombery (1973) What wildflower is that?, fig. 82; Fryxell (1966) Austral. Pl. 4:16.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NU, FR, EP.   W.Aust.; N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Oct. — Feb.

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