Hybanthus floribundus subsp. floribundus

Shrub Violet

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Herb or shrub, to 1.5 m tall, glabrous. Leaves linear, oblong or lanceolate, 0.5–3.5 cm long, with small incurved mucro; stipules linear, 0.5–1.5 mm long. Flowers solitary or in axillary racemes or cymes up to 2 cm long which do not or hardly exceed the leaves. Sepals oblong to elliptic, c. 1–4 mm long, blue, white or green; inner 2 petaloid and larger than outer 3; petals pale blue or mauve and cream, lower petal spathulate, 4–8 mm long, upper pair oblong, lateral petals broadly oblong. Capsule 4–8 cm long; seeds smooth or reticulate, pale brown or black. Flowers usually Jul.–Sep.

CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Widespread throughout western Victoria in a range of habitats, but commonest in mallee scrub and dry woodland.

The 3 other subspecies occur in Western Australia and are characterized by leaf orientation and morphology.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Hybanthus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-12
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hybanthus floribundus subsp. floribundus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hybanthus floribundus subsp. floribundus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales