Levenhookia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Ephemeral herbs. Leaves few, sessile or petiolate, alternate and scattered along stems, margins entire. Inflorescences terminal corymbs or racemes, sparsely glandular-pubescent. Flowers zygomorphic, pedicellate in the axis of a small bract. Calyx-lobes scarcely fused, subequal; corolla with 4 posterior subequal lobes (folded at night or in dull weather) and a shorter erect, motile labellum with a concave or hood-shaped lamina covering the column; column non-motile, short, c. erect, basally fused with calyx-tube; stigma 2-lobed or undivided; ovary with many ovules on a globular basal placenta. Fruit a 2-valved globular capsule, glandular-hispid; seeds less than 0.5 mm long.

8 species, all endemic to southern Australia.

Source: Raulings, E.J. (1999). Stylidiaceae. 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 Stylidiaceae
Higher taxa
genus Levenhookia
Subordinate taxa