Velleia connata F.Muell.

Cup Velleia

Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 18 (1854) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Rosetted, somewhat fleshy, glabrous annual, with ascending to erect flowering scapes to 1 m high, often glaucous. Leaves shortly petiolate, obovate to oblanceolate, 5–20 cm long (including petiole), 2–8 cm wide, obtuse, lyrate-pinnatipartite or margins denticulate, green to glaucous. Inflorescence a dichasium; bracteoles fused into a cup, 2–6 cm diam., usually toothed. Sepals 5, usually 8–11 mm long, connate into a tube at base, glabrous; corolla 15–17 mm long, usually glabrous outside, bearded inside, yellow, brownish or white, usually with purplish markings, wings to 1 mm wide; indusium depressed-ovate, with scattered long hairs around base, orifice more or less glabrous towards middle. Capsule compressed-ovoid, c. 8 mm long, c. glabrous; seeds orbicular, 5–6 mm diam., punctate, wing to 2.5 mm wide. Flowers mainly spring (but throughout the year).

LoM, MuM. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Occasional in dunefields in the far north-west of Victoria (e.g. Hattah, Nowingi, Bambill areas). Generally a short-lived fire-follower.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Goodeniaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-11-21
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Goodeniaceae
genus Velleia
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales