Logania ovata R.Br.

Oval-leaf Logania

Prodr. 455 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect shrub (0.5–)1–2 m high, dioecious; branches glabrous or minutely papillose. Leaves subsessile with petiole less than 0.8 mm long; lamina somewhat thickened, rather stiff, broadly ovate to ovate, rarely narrowly ovate, 16–27(–36) mm long, (6–)7–20(–26) mm wide, length-to-width ratio 1.2–2.5(–3.5), base rounded to slightly cuneate, margin slightly thickened and slightly recurved, apex obtuse, sometimes minutely mucronate, lower surface glabrous, with minute papillae often restricted to marginal region. Inflorescence a terminal panicle, usually foliose, many-flowered; flowers unisexual. Calyx 1–1.5(–2) mm long; corolla 2.5–3 mm long, lobes 1–1.5 mm long, inner surface glabrous except for a band of crinkled hairs which is restricted to an internally thickened rim in mouth; stamens inserted c. halfway up corolla-tube. Flowers usually Aug.–Nov.

Brid, DunT, Glep, GGr, OtR, VVP, WaP. Also SA. Mainly on the south-western coasts near Portland, Port Fairy and near Peterborough in Victoria, where occasional on sandy soils usually derived from limestone.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-14
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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 ovata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Logania ovata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Otway Ranges present native

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Western Australia
South Australia