Zaluzianskya divaricata (Thunb.) Walp.

Spreading Night-phlox

Rep. Bot. Syst. 3: 308 (1844) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Rigid annual 3–35 cm high; stem erect, simple or with decumbent branches at the basal (rarely higher) nodes, white-eglandular-villous. Leaves discolorous, serrate to shallowly undulate, sparsely villous at least near base and on midrib below; lower leaves opposite, ovate to ovate-elliptic, 5–33 mm long, 2–14 mm wide, petiole 5–16 mm long; upper leaves alternate, shorter, subsessile. Flowers subsessile. Calyx tubular, 5–7.5 mm long, 5-ribbed, 2-lipped with a 3-toothed upper lip and an emarginate lower lip, teeth narrow, acute; corolla glabrous, tube very slender, brown or yellow-green, 16–20 mm long, hairy around throat, lobes spreading, oblong, obtuse, slightly unequal, 1.2–2.7 mm long, yellow with an orange-red streak above, brown to brown-purple below; anterior pair of anthers scarcely exserted, posterior pair included in the corolla; style exserted up to 3 mm. Capsule ovoid, 6–9 mm long, light-brown, adjacent to the rigid remains of the corolla-tube. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

*Gold, *GGr, *LoM, *MuM, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA. Native to southern Africa. An occasional weed in sandy soil of west-central Victoria (mostly Dimboola-Horsham area).

Source: Barker, W.R. (1999). Scrophulariaceae. 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
order Lamiales
genus Zaluzianskya
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia