Wahlenbergia luteola P.J.Sm.

Fl. South Australia 3: 1380 (1986) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial with thickened taproot; stems few-many from base, freely branched, sometimes sub-shrubby, wholly glabrous or shortly hirsute near base, erect, to c. 60 (commonly c. 30) cm high, usually leafy for the greater part; leaves opposite throughout or becoming alternate above base, linear (or the lowermost narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate), 5–60 mm long, 1–2(–4) mm wide; margins entire or with a few small callus-teeth. Hypanthium narrow-obconical, 3–7 mm long, glabrous; calyx-lobes erect, narrow-triangular, 3–8.5 mm long, glabrous; corolla (often rather narrowly) campanulate, blue, whitish or often yellowish outside, tube 2–5 mm long, shorter than (rarely to equal) calyx-lobes, lobes elliptic to ovate, 6–14 mm long, 2.5–7.5 mm wide, acute; style 4.5–9 mm long, not or hardly constricted, lobes 3, oblong. Capsule narrowly-obconical, 5–12 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide. Flowers mostly Oct.–Mar.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, SnM, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Moderately common on fertile, often clayey and/or rocky soils derived from basalt or alluvial silts, but also scattered in mallee regions. Usually in lowland grassland and open woodland communities, with disjunct upland occurrences near Wulgulmerang.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Wahlenbergia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2018-10-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Campanulaceae
genus Wahlenbergia
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory