Halgania andromedifolia Behr & F.Muell.

Smooth Halgania

Fragm. 1: 209 (1859) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub to c. 130 cm high, little-branched; indumentum of simple hairs. Leaves narrow-elliptic to oblong, 10–25 mm long, 2–6 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins entire and slightly to strongly revolute, upper surface viscid, lower surface white-woolly; petiole to c. 2 mm long. Inflorescence terminal, consisting of 1–5 short cymes, each of 1–3 flowers; bracts present; pedicels 3–10 mm long. Flowers 10–15 mm diam., deep blue; calyx 4–5 mm long, lobes unequal, connate in lower third, two linear-lanceolate, three lanceolate to ovate; corolla 5–8 mm long, tube short, lobes obliquely lanceolate, hairy outside; stamen filaments 1–2 mm long, anthers 3–4 mm long, appendages c. 1 mm long, recurved; style 6–8 mm long. Drupe usually with 1 seed. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. 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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-15
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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 andromedifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Halgania andromedifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales