Levenhookia sonderi (F.Muell.) F.Muell.

Slender Stylewort

Fragm. 1: 18 (1858) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Ephemeral herb, 3–10 cm high, simple or branched near base, glandular-pubescent and green throughout. Leaves orbicular, 1–2 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, glandular, shortly petiolate; leafy bracts smaller. Inflorescence a terminal corymb of 3–6 flowers. Calyx globose, 1–2 mm long, lobes obovate, more or less equal; corolla whitish, labellum shortly clawed, the hood-shaped lamina deep purple, almost equal in length to the lobes; stigma distinctly 2-lobed. Capsule globose, 3 mm long; seeds brown, globose, smooth. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, VVP. Apparently endemic in Victoria. In seasonally damp ground and drying swamps in lowland areas, mostly in the south-west (Little Desert, lower Glenelg River, Stawell areas), but extending eastward to Rushworth in the north and Beaconsfield in the south.

Source: Raulings, E.J. (1999). Stylidiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Stylidiaceae
genus Levenhookia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Levenhookia sonderi in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Levenhookia sonderi in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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