Prodr. 563 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Prostrate to ascending, dioecious perennial; stems sometimes zigzagged, occasionally rooting at nodes. Leaves lanceolate to ovate, 4–28 mm long, 2.5–12 mm wide, usually minutely pubescent above, often purplish beneath, margins toothed, base obtuse; petiole to 2 mm long. Flowers irregularly spaced; pedicels 10–70 mm long, usually longer than leaves, glabrous or rarely minutely pubescent. Calyx-lobes 1.5–3.2 mm long, at least some toothed at base; corolla zygomorphic, (6–)8–12 mm long, white tinged pink or purplish on outside of the tube and lobes; upper 2 lobes linear-oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 3–4.5 mm long, 0.4–1 mm wide, falcate, lower 3 lobes oblanceolate, (2.5–)4–6 mm long, (1–)1.2–3.5 mm wide, tube 4–7 mm long, split to within c. 0.5 mm of base, with fine retrorse hairs internally; filaments 3.5–5 mm long, anther tube 1.2–1.6 mm long in male flowers, 0.9–1.2 mm long in females, seta of 2 lower anthers 0.2–0.4 mm long. Fruit broadly ellipsoid to globose, (3–)5–10 mm long; seeds ellipsoid, slightly compressed, 0.8–0.9 mm long, brown, alveoles c. isodiametric (appearing pitted). Flowers Nov.–Jun.; fruits not collected in Victoria.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HSF, MonT, VVP. Also Qld, NSW. Uncommon in Victoria where restricted to eucalypt forest, woodland and unimproved pastures east from c. Orbost. Apparently more tolerant of drier soil conditions than most other species of Lobelia.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|