Logania linifolia Schldl.

Flax-leaf Logania

Linnaea 20: 605 (1847) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Open shrub to 0.6(–1) m high, dioecious; branches minutely hairy. Leaves sessile or with petiole to 1 mm long; lamina linear to very narrowly elliptic, (8–)10–21(–24) mm long, 1–2(–4) mm wide, length-to-width ratio (5–)10, base attenuate, somewhat decurrent, margin flat; apex subacute. Inflorescence a terminal panicle (often terminating short axillary branches and variously reduced), often consisting of several 7-flowered dichasia, each group of dichasia frequently on peduncles to 10 mm long; flowers unisexual. Calyx 0.7–1.2 mm long; corolla 1.5–2 mm long; internally thickened distally to form a rim at mouth, glabrous or sometimes with a few hairs on rim; stamens inserted c. halfway up corolla-tube. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, Wim. Also SA. In mallee and mallee-heath communities in dune sands, sandy loams or on shallow soils associated with rock outcrops.

Specimens with broader leaves, approaching those of L. ovata, occur in the Grampians.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1999). Loganiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Loganiaceae
genus Logania
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Logania linifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Logania linifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native

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South Australia