J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 50:286 (1926); Fl. S. Aust. 512 (1926).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Port Lincoln speedwell.
Perennial herb, with erect to ascending branches reported to be 30-40 cm high, with short white antrorse hairs in 2 dense rows on branches decurrent between the leaves, scattered elsewhere; leaves opposite, connected across the node by a ridge, sessile, obovate-elliptic, c. 9-20 x 3-10 mm, up to 30 mm long in material not seen, with at least 1-3 (EP) or 3-6 (FR, NL) pairs of scattered long narrow teeth, acute.
Racemes in upper axils, 5-20-flowered, the bracts subulate, 1-2.5 mm long, the pedicels 3-12 mm long; sepals elliptic, 3.5-4.5 mm long, fused in the lower quarter, acute, lengthening to 5.5 mm long in fruit; corolla with lobes 5-5.5 mm long, obtuse to rounded, the lower lobe narrower than the other 3; anthers broad, c. 1.2 mm long; ovary glabrous, with the stigma c. 0.2 mm diam.
Capsule loculicidal, greatly compressed, transverse-obovate, 4.2-5 x 5.3-6.5 mm, with scattered short hairs, broadly shallow-emarginate, with a slender persistent style 4-4.5 mm long.
||Leaf and fruit.
Image source: fig. 596D in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Leigh et al. (1984) Extinct and endangered plants of Australia, p. 328.
S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL.
Flowering time: Flowers; Sept., Oct.
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