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Velleia rosea
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Velleia rosea
Scientific classification
Genus:
Velleia
Species:
rosea
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Occurrence data from AVH
Synonyms
  • Velleia rosea var. erecta K.Krause

Velleia rosea (pink velleia) is a member of the family Goodeniaceae that is native to Western Australia and flowers from April to October.

Description

V. rosea is an annual herb, with flat leaves 35–70 millimetres (1.4–2.8 in) long and 7–15 millimetres (0.28–0.59 in) wide, having toothed or lobed margins. Its bracteoles are hairy, with simple hairs. The flowers have pedicels which are 5–22 millimetres (0.20–0.87 in) long and smooth. The calyx is lobed with sparse glandular hairs and of length 5–7 millimetres (0.2–0.3 in). The corolla is pink, 10–19 millimetres (0.39–0.75 in) long, with no auricles or spurs. It is sparsely hairy on the outside and smooth on the inside. The anthers are free and the ovary is superior, containing more than two ovules.

Ecology

It grows in sandy or loamy soils.

Distribution

It occurs in the IBRA regions of Yalgoo (YAL), Murchison (MUR), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Coolgardie (COO), Carnarvon (CAR), Gascoyne (GAS), Nullarbor (NUL), Geraldton Sandplains (GS) and Avon Wheatbelt (AW).

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