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Hybanthus floribundus

Citation: F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 10:81 (1876) subsp. floribundus. Comm_name: Shrub violet.

Synonymy: Pigea floribunda Lindley in T.L. Mitchell, Three Exped. Int. eastern Austral. 2:164 (1838); Ionidium floribundum (Lindley)Walp., Rep. Bot. Syst. 2:767 (1843); I. australasiae Behr in Schldl., Linnaea 20:629 (1847); Clelandia convallis J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. Aust. 56:47 (1932).

Common name: None

Perennial shrub to 1.5 m tall; leaves alternate, linear, lanceolate or oblong, 5-35 mm long, 0.5-7 mm broad, acute or obtuse, more or less recurved; stipules linear, 0.5-1.5 mm long, glabrous or with a few trichomes near the base.

Inflorescence axillary, dichasial or racemose, occasionally flowers solitary; sepals narrowly lanceolate, 0.75-4 mm long, pale-blue to white or dark-blue to green; inner 2 petaloid, c. 1 mm longer than the outer 3; anterior petal pale-blue to white, 4-11 mm long; lateral petals of dissimilar pairs, outer pair oblong, 1.5-3 mm long, 1-nerved, inner pair broadly oblong, 2.5-4 mm long, 3- or more-nerved; anthers glabrous or with scattered white hairs, locular appendages present or absent.

Capsule to 8 mm long; seeds 1-4, ovoid-ellipsoid, 2-3 mm long, smooth or reticulate, brown to black.

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 502.

Distribution:    W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: May — Oct.

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