Levenhookia dubia Sond.

Hairy Stylewort

in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1: 392 (1845) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Ephemeral herb, 2–8 cm high, simple or with axillary branches, glandular-pubescent or hirsute with reddish stems. Leaves elliptic to linear-oblanceolate, 2–6 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, shortly petiolate; leafy bracts linear-oblanceolate. Inflorescence a terminal corymb or raceme of 2–6 flowers, or sometimes flowers solitary. Calyx globose, 1–2 mm long, lobes obovate, c. equal; corolla whitish with a yellowish throat, labellum with 2 broad lobes but without appendages, the hood-shaped lamina pale pink, equal in length to calyx-lobes; stigma 2-lobed, one produced before the other. Capsule globose, 2 mm long; seeds globular, wrinkled to unevenly pitted. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Widespread through much of the State, but absent from the far north-west and higher ranges, on seasonally moist, often sandy soil, in heathlands and woodlands.

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 dubia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Levenhookia dubia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales