Wahlenbergia gymnoclada Lothian

Naked Bluebell

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 71: 227 (1947) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizomatous perennial; stems simple or occasionally 1- or 2-branched, glabrous or shortly hirsute near base, erect, (10–)20–60 cm high, usually leafless in upper half; leaves opposite near base, becoming alternate, narrowly obovate to linear, 5–50 mm long, 1–2(–3.5) mm wide; margins thickened, usually with a few, distant callus-teeth. Hypanthium obconical, 2.5–4 mm long, glabrous; calyx-lobes erect, narrow-triangular, 2–6 mm long, glabrous; corolla campanulate, blue, sometimes yellowish outside, tube 3–6 mm long, shorter to longer than calyx-lobes, lobes elliptic, 7–16 mm long, 4–7 mm wide, acute, widely spreading; style 6–11 mm long, hardly constricted, lobes 3, oblong. Capsule obconical to narrowly obconical, 5–9 mm long, 2–4 mm wide. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Tas. Widespread in southern, often near-coastal areas, usually occurring in light forest or heathland developed on sandy soils. Sometimes locally abundant following fire or slashing.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Wahlenbergia. 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 Campanulaceae
genus Wahlenbergia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Wahlenbergia gymnoclada in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Wahlenbergia gymnoclada in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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South Australia
New South Wales