Halgania cyanea Lindl.

Rough Halgania

Sketch Veg. Swan R. 40 (1840) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect to spreading shrub to c. 60 cm high, leaves and young stems with centrifixed and glandular hairs. Leaves linear-cuneate to oblanceolate, 4–25 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, apex obtuse or truncate and usually 3-toothed, margins toothed, flat or folded lengthwise and convex below, subsessile, both surfaces green. Inflorescence terminal, consisting of 1–5 short cymes, each of 1–3 flowers, rarely more; bracts present; pedicels 2–12 mm long. Flowers 10–12 mm diam., deep blue, rarely white; calyx 3–4 mm long, lobes equal, linear-triangular to lanceolate, connate in lower third to half; corolla 5–8 mm long, tube short, lobes ovate to lanceolate; stamen filaments c. 1 mm long, anthers c. 2 mm long, appendages 1.5–3 mm long; style 5–8 mm long. Drupe with 1 or 2 seeds. Flowers throughout the year.

GipP, LoM, MuM, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld. Often locally common throughout the far north-west of the State, usually in mallee communities.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Boraginaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-02
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
family Boraginaceae
genus Halgania
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales