Velleia arguta R.Br.

Grassland Velleia

Prodr. 580 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Rosetted, c. glabrous perennial with ascending flowering scapes to 40 cm high. Leaves shortly petiolate, oblanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 4–12 cm long (including petiole), 5–12 mm wide, acute to obtuse, virtually glabrous, margins toothed and sometimes lobed. Inflorescence a dichasium; bracteoles free, lanceolate to ovate, 1–3 cm long, often toothed or deeply incised. Sepals 5, usually 8–12 mm long, free, glabrous or pubescent near margins; corolla 12–22 mm long, spurred, pubescent outside, almost glabrous inside, deep yellow, often brownish near throat, wings 1–1.5 mm wide; indusium oblong, with short hairs around base, orifice very curved and with short bristles. Capsule ovoid, 6–9 mm long, pubescent; seeds elliptic, c. 4 mm long, smooth, wing 1–2 mm wide. Flowers mainly Sep.–Jan.

LoM, MuM. Also WA, SA, NSW. Rare in Victoria, apparently confined to the far north-west and the Dimboola district, usually in mallee or grassland.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Goodeniaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Goodeniaceae
genus Velleia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Velleia arguta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Velleia arguta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales