Hovea montana (Hook.f.) J.H.Ross

Muelleria 6: 427 (1988) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Spreading, compact, multistemmed shrub to 0.5 m high; stems ascending or the outer decumbent, sometimes rooting; branchlets with dense coiled or curled appressed hairs with some spreading hairs. Leaves narrowly ovate, elliptic or oblong, 0.5–3.2 cm long, 0.2–0.7(–1.1) cm wide; apex obtuse or acute; upper surface arched up either side of the depressed midrib; lower surface with dense coiled or curled hairs; margin revolute; stipules narrowly ovate, to 1.4 mm long. Inflorescences ± sessile, usually 2-flowered; pedicels 2–5 mm long; bract inserted 0.8–3.5 mm below the bracteoles; bracteoles 1–2 mm long, obtuse or broadly acute; upper lobes of calyx 4.5–5.8 mm long (including tube); corolla usually deep mauve to violet-blue, occasionally white; standard 7.5–9.8 mm long (including claw); stamen-filaments 5.5–7.7 mm long. Pods sessile or almost so, densely rusty-pubescent. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

CVU, EGU, HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. Usually in open alpine heath and on grassy slopes in subalpine heath and Snow-gum woodland at altitudes between 1200 and 1830 m.

Source: Ross, J.H. (1996). Hovea. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Hovea
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory