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Family: Goodeniaceae
Velleia paradoxa

Citation: R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 580 (1810).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Spur velleia.

Perennial herb with a short branched rootstock covered by leaf bases; leaves oblanceolate to elliptic, attenuate into a short petiole, obtuse, 7-20 cm long, 10-25 mm wide, shallowly dentate to serrulate, subglabrous with scattered hairs on the mid-veins and margins.

Peduncles erect to decumbent, terete, 10-40 cm long, pubescent; bracteoles free, ovate to oblong, dentate to deeply incised, to 3 cm long, pubescent; pedicels 4-10 cm long, pubescent; sepals free, ovate, 4-9 mm long, the posterior one the largest, pubescent; corolla 10-20 mm long, yellow, pubescent outside, with a pocket or curved spur to 7.5 mm long; tube 3-5 mm long; posterior lobes narrowly elliptic-oblong, 5-13 mm long; anterior lobes connate for 4-5 mm, 5-8 mm long, broadly winged; style 3-6 cm long; indusium ovate, 3-6 mm long, with a curved orifice.

Capsule ovoid, 4-valved, 7-9 mm long, densely pubescent, with a glabrous mucro; seeds orbicular, 3-5 mm diam., broadly or narrowly winged.

image of FSA3_Velleia_par.jpg Habit, flower, capsule and seed.
Image source: fig. 638e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Cochrane et al. (1968) Flowers and plants of Victoria, fig. 247.

Distribution:  In grassland and woodland.

  Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Sept. — Jan.

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Biology: No text

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