Logania granitica A.J.Whalen & B.J.Conn

Telopea 11: 394 (2007) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Spreading dioecious shrub to 1.5 m high; branches quadrangular, minutely and densely hairy between ridges. Leaves sessile, linear, 7–30 mm long, 1–6 mm wide, lower surface densely papillate, base decurrent, margin strongly recurved, apex obtuse to acute. Inflorescence less than 10 mm long, usually (1–)3–9-flowered, sometimes branched; flowers unisexual. Calyx c. 1 mm long, lobes ovate; corolla c. 2 mm long, tube c. 1 mm long, c. equal to lobes, lobes broad-ovate, rounded, outer surface glabrous, inner surface minutely papillate. Stamens inserted c. halfway up corolla-tube. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

EGL, EGU, MonT. Also NSW, ACT. Known in Victoria from heathlands, shrublands and subalpine woodlands amongst granite rocks or on soils derived from granite near the summit of Mt Tingaringy, on Mount Buffalo and at The Watchtower (Neilson Crag) in the Snowy Range.

Genetically and morphologically similar to the variable and widespread Logania albiflora and possibly just a local high-altitude form of this species as intimated in a molecular study of the group (Foster et al. 2014).

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-06-08
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2019-06-12

Foster, C.S.P, Ho, S.Y.W, Conn, B.J., Henwood, M.J. (2014). Molecular systematics and biogeography of Logania R.Br. (Loganiaceae), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 78: 324-333.

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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 granitica in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Logania granitica in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Monaro Tablelands present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory