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Family: Stylidiaceae
Levenhookia dubia

Citation: Sonder in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1:392 (1845).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Hairy stylewort.

Delicate annual with 1 erect stem up to 8 cm high, usually without axillary branches, glandular-pubescent; leaves rarely with a petiole to 1.5 mm long, elliptic to linear-oblanceolate below the inflorescence, 2-8 x 1-4 mm, acute to obtuse, fleshy, with few scattered glandular hairs to glabrescent.

Inflorescence usually a single monochasium with 2-6 flowers; bracts leaf-like, linear-oblanceolate; sepals scarcely connate, linear-triangular, 2-2.5 mm long, with a few glandular hairs to glabrescent; corolla with the tube slightly longer than the sepals; lobes angular-obovate, rounded, truncate to emarginate, a whitish pink with yellow around the throat; labellum a pale pink, rounded, shortly spathulate with 2 broad lobes incurved but without appendages; column pale with a yellowish apex; ovary 1, globular, covered with glandular hairs; stigma branches curved upwards.

Capsule ovoid with basal seeds; seeds almost globular, wrinkled to unevenly pitted.

image of FSA3_Levenhookia_dub.jpg Habit, flower with labellum clasping the column and labellum reflexed, opened ovary.
Image source: fig. 639a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Erickson (1958) Triggerplants, pl. 57, fig. 5 & pl. 59, figs 6-10; Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 640.

Distribution:  On moist but often sandy soil.

S.Aust.: FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE.   W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Aug. — Nov.

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Biology: No text

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