Velleia panduriformis Benth. Cabbage Poison
Fl.Austral. 4:46 (1868)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 24 July 2007

Perennial, herb, 0.4-1.5 m high. Fl. yellow/yellow-orange, Jan or Jun to Sep or Nov. Red sand, clay, laterite. Sand dunes & sand plains, hillsides.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Northern Kimberley, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Central, Fitzroy Trough, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, McLarty, Mitchell, Pentecost, Pindanland, Rudall, Trainor.

IMCRA Regions: Canning.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Laverton, Ngaanyatjarraku, Wiluna, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Friday 15 June 2018

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 40-160 mm long, 50-160 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Flowers Presence pedicellate, the pedicels 15-18 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 15-18 mm long, glabrous. Corolla yellow, 22-27 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, simple hairs, hairy on the inside; central lobes 5-6 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 11-13 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 2 mm wide on the narrower side, 2.5 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary superior, not gibbose; style 12-13 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Occurs in the Pilbara (PIL), Gibson Desert (GD), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Little Sandy Desert(LSD), Dampier land (DL), Northern Kimberly (NK) and Central Kimberly (CK) IBRA Region(s), of the Northern (N) and Eremaean (E) Botanical Province.