Cheiranthera alternifolia E.M.Benn.

Nuytsia 2: 197 (1978) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: extinct (x)

Like C. cyanea but plants usually shorter (to c. 20 cm in Victorian specimens), leaves alternate and fairly evenly spaced along stems, never toothed, and flowers (in Victorian specimens) smaller (petals 8–15 mm long). Flowers Oct.–Nov.

Also SA. Known in Victoria by only 2 collections labelled 'north-west Victoria' and 1 labelled 'Wimmera', the most recent of these being 1890. It is likely to be extinct in this State. In southern South Australia, it occurs from near the Victorian border (e.g at Bordertown) west to the Eyre Peninsula.

Source: Walsh, N.G.; Albrecht, D.E. (1996). Pittosporaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
genus Cheiranthera
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