Velleia cycnopotamica F.Muell.
Fragm. 6:7-8 (1867)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 22 March 1996

Ascending annual, herb, 0.03-0.25 m high. Fl. pink/white/blue, Aug to Oct. Sandy or clayey soils.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Murchison, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Recherche, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Bruce Rock, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coolgardie, Coorow, Cuballing, Cunderdin, Dalwallinu, Dowerin, Esperance, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Koorda, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Merredin, Mingenew, Moora, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Northam, Northampton, Nungarin, Perenjori, Pingelly, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Shark Bay, Tammin, Three Springs, Toodyay, Trayning, Victoria Plains, Westonia, Wickepin, Williams, Wongan-Ballidu, Woodanilling, Wyalkatchem, Yalgoo, Yilgarn, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Stems ribbed or unribbed. Leaves flat, 20-40 mm long, 4-10 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous) or hairy, with sparse, present hairs; margins entire or lobed. Bracteoles present, 1.2-2 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Flowers Presence pedicellate, the pedicels 10-20 mm long, hairy or glabrous, with simple hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 3-5 mm long, hairy, with sparse, simple hairs. Corolla mauve, 11 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, simple hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 4.2-4.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 0.1-0.2 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.1 mm wide on the narrower side, 0.1-0.2 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary superior, not gibbose; style 7 mm long, rarely hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Occurs in the Yalgoo (YAL), Murchison (MUR), Coolgardie (COO), Carnarvon (CAR), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) and Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) and South West (SW) Botanical Province.