Velleia connata F.Muell. Cup Velleia
Trans.Philos.Soc.Victoria 1:18 (1854)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 22 March 1996

Erect annual, herb, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. yellow-brown/white-pink, Feb or May to Oct. Red sand. Sandplains, stony hills.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Cape Range, Central, Chichester, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Fortescue, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, McLarty, Rudall, Shield, Trainor.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Laverton, Meekatharra, Menzies, Ngaanyatjarraku, Port Hedland, Sandstone, Wiluna.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 5 March 2019

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 20-130 mm long, 20-40 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Presence pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 6-10 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 10-13 mm long, glabrous. Corolla yellow or cream, 17-23 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, with sparse, hairy on the inside; central lobes 5-7.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 9-12 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 0.7-1.2 mm wide on the narrower side, 1.2-1.8 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary superior, not gibbose; style 10-12 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Occurs in the Pilbara (PIL), Murchison (MUR), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Coolgardie (COO), Central Ranges (CR), Gibson Desert (GD), Great Sandy Desert (GSD) and Little Sandy Desert(LSD) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) Botanical Province.