Logania albiflora (Andrews & Jacks.) Druce

Narrow-leaf Logania

Bot. Soc. Exch. Club. Brit. Isles 1916: 633 (1917) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect dioecious shrub to c. 2 m high; branches usually angular, glabrous or slightly hairy. Leaves sessile, but with pseudopetioles 3–5 mm long; lamina almost linear to narrow-ovate, 20–55 mm long, 2–14 mm wide, lower surface densely papillate, upper surface glabrous to hispid, base attenuate, margin flat or recurved, apex acute to acuminate. Inflorescence typically more than 20 mm long, usually more than 3-flowered; flowers unisexual. Calyx c. 1 mm long, lobes ovate; corolla 2–3 mm long, tube 1.5–2.5 mm long, longer than lobes, lobes broad-ovate, rounded, outer and inner surfaces papillate; stamens inserted c. halfway up corolla-tube. Capsules 5–9 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp, VVP. Also Qld, NSW. Scattered, but locally common in eastern Victoria, on elevated, rocky (often granitic) substrates (e.g. Mt Buffalo, Mt Elizabeth and Mt Kaye, Howe Hill, Licola area) or in rocky riparian sites, with a disjunct occurrence in the Whipstick Forest near Bendigo.

Plants from the Bendigo area and a few lowland sites in East Gippsland are distinctive in having shorter (c. 20 mm long), quite linear leaves, and in this respect somewhat resemble L. granitica, L. ovata and L. linifolia.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1999). Loganiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Frank Udovicic, 2014-10-28
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Loganiaceae
genus Logania
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Logania albiflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Logania albiflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands 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
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory