Viola improcera L.G Adams

Fl. Australia 8: 387 (1982) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Compact, stoloniferous perennial herb, glabrous. Leaves tufted, spathulate, the lamina tapering gradually to the petiole, 18–22(–40) mm long (including petiole), apex obtuse, margins crenate-serrate; petioles narrowly winged; stipules linear-lanceolate, c. 3 mm long, laciniate. Flower-scapes 10–25 mm long (elongating to 4 cm long or more in fruit); bracteoles near middle. Sepals lanceolate, c. 2.5 mm long, acute, basal appendages small; petals 4–6 mm long, pale blue-violet, lower (anterior) petal oblong, truncate, without spur; lateral petals not twisted, glabrous. Capsule ellipsoid, c. 6 mm long. Seeds ovoid, c. 2 mm long, black, glossy, smooth or rugulose.. Flowers Dec.

SnM, VAlp. Also ACT. Known only from a single locality in Australian Capital Territory and 2 localities in eastern Victoria (Mt Useful and the Nunniong Plateau) where growing in high-altitude open shrubland or Snow-gum woodland.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Viola. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2015-04-20
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
family Violaceae
genus Viola
Higher taxa


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

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Australian Capital Territory