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Family: Stylidiaceae

Citation: R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 572 (1810).

Derivation: Named in honour of A. van Leeuwenhoek, 1632-1723, Dutch zoologist and one of the earliest users of the microscope.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Styleworts.

Annuals with alternate leaves along the stem, sessile or petiolate, entire.

Inflorescence a thyrse with 1-several monochasia, sparsely glandular-pubescent; sepals scarcely connate, subequal; corolla with the tube often longer than the sepals, not split, zygomorphic with subequal lobes radiating; labellum (5th petal) at least half as long as the corolla lobes, erect, hooded and covering the column, irritable; column (fused style and stamens) not irritable, erect, with terminal anthers and a stigma covered by the labellum; ovary inferior, with 2 carpels, 1- or incompletely 2-celled with many ovules on a basal placenta.

Distribution:  8 species endemic to southern Australia.

Biology: No text

Key to Species:
1. Plant glandular-pubescent; labellum without appendages
L. dubia 1.
1. Plant glabrous except the ovary; labellum with 2 subulate appendages (lobes) at the middle
L. pusilla 2.

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