Levenhookia pusilla R.Br.

Prodr. 573 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Ephemeral herb, 2–5 cm high, simple or with axillary branches, glabrous or rarely with a few scattered hairs. Leaves ovate-spathulate to linear-oblanceolate, 3–6 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, shortly petiolate; leafy bracts linear-oblanceolate. Inflorescence a thryse with 1–many monochasia in dense terminal inflorescences. Calyx obovate, 1–2 mm long, lobes linear, often unequal; corolla white or tinged pink, labellum with 2 broad lobes with a subulate appendage recurved toward the base, the hood-shaped lamina deep crimson; stigma erect. Capsule ovoid, 2 mm long; seeds ellipsoid, coarsely pitted. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

LoM. Also WA, SA. In Victoria known only from the north-western extremity of the Little Desert where growing in shaded, seasonally moist dune swales.

Source: Raulings, E.J. (1999). Stylidiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Stylidiaceae
genus Levenhookia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Levenhookia pusilla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Levenhookia pusilla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native

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Western Australia
South Australia