Hybanthus monopetalus (Schult.) Domin

Slender Violet-bush

Biblioth. Bot. 22 (Heft 89): 430 (1928) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Herb, to 60 cm tall, glabrous. Leaves linear to oblong or narrowly elliptic, 0.5–9 cm long; stipules linear to triangular, to 1.5 mm long. Flowers in terminal and axillary racemes, 2.5–20 cm long, far exceeding the leaves. Sepals lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, green; petals blue-mauve, lower petal elliptic to obovate, 7–20 mm long, usually c. as wide as long, upper pair lanceolate, lateral petals broadly oblong. Capsule 3–6 cm long; seeds pitted, dark brown or black. Flowers Sep.–Jan.

EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, VAlp. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Scattered through montane areas in eastern and north-eastern Victoria, often on rocky slopes.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Hybanthus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-01-27
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
family Violaceae
genus Hybanthus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hybanthus monopetalus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hybanthus monopetalus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory