Velleia montana Hook.f.

Mountain Velleia

London J. Bot. 6: 265 (1847) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rosetted perennial herb. Leaves shortly petiolate, oblanceolate to obovate, 1.5–8 cm long, 6–30 mm wide, rounded at apex, surfaces variably pubescent to glabrescent, margins almost entire, usually conspicuously fringed at least when young. Flowers on decumbent or ascending scapes to 5(–10) cm long, usually much shorter than leaves, often appearing sessile; bracteoles linear, to 5 mm long, free. Sepals 3, free, ovate to oblong, 5–6 mm long, ciliate; corolla 7–10 mm long, pubescent outside and inside, yellow, wings to 0.5 mm wide; indusium depressed-ovate, with scattered long hairs around base and short bristles at orifice. Capsule subglobose, 2–3 mm diam., sparsely hairy to glabrous; seeds orbicular to elliptic, 1–2 mm diam., punctate, wingless. Flowers mainly Nov.–Feb.

EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Locally common in the eastern ranges of Victoria, on margins of alpine and subalpine bogs and moist grasslands.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Goodeniaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2019-12-19
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Goodeniaceae
genus Velleia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Velleia montana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Velleia montana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory