Cheiranthera linearis A.Cunn. ex Lindl.

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect, slender, glabrous subshrub to c. 60 cm high. Leaves sessile, clustered at nodes, linear, 1–6 cm long, 1–2.5(–4)mm wide, acute, entire or with a few small teeth near the apex, flat to channelled; margins often minutely scabrous. Flowers solitary and terminal or in upper axils, or 2–6 together in corymbose cymes; pedicels erect, to 7 cm long; sepals equal, acute, narrowly ovate or elliptic, c. 5 mm long; petals obovate, 15–23 mm long, bright blue; anthers 4–8 mm long, longer than filaments. Capsules flattened-ellipsoid, 15–25 mm long; seeds usually c. 8–12 per locule, shining dark reddish-brown, c. 2 mm diam. Nov.–Dec.

CVU, Gold, HNF, MuF, NIS, VRiv. Locally common in drier open-forest and woodland communities of the Midlands north of the Dividing Range.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-09-25
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
genus Cheiranthera
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cheiranthera linearis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cheiranthera linearis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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New South Wales
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