Velleia macrophylla (Lindl.) Benth. Large-leaved Velleia
Fl.Austral. 4:47-48 (1868)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 22 March 1996

Perennial, herb, 0.4-2 m high. Fl. yellow, Oct to Dec or Jan. Moist sites.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta-Margaret River, Denmark, Manjimup, Nannup.

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

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 80-150 mm long, (20-)25-60 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous); margins toothed. Bracteoles present, 3-7 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Presence pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 9-15 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 2.5-3 mm long, glabrous. Corolla yellow, 10-16 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, simple hairs, hairy on the inside; central lobes 5-8 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 6-10 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 2 mm wide on the narrower side, 2.4 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary superior, not gibbose; style 4-4.5 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Occurs in the Jarrah Forest (JF) and Warren (WAR) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.