Velleia rosea S.Moore Pink Velleia
J.Linn.Soc.,Bot. 34:202 (1898)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 22 March 1996

Annual, herb, 0.02-0.5 m high. Fl. pink/pink-blue, Apr or Jul to Oct. Sandy or loamy soils.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Coolgardie, Gascoyne, Geraldton Sandplains, Great Victoria Desert, Murchison, Nullarbor, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Augustus, Avon Wheatbelt P1, Carnegie, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Northern band, Carlisle, Shield, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnarvon, Chapman Valley, Coolgardie, Cue, Dalwallinu, Greater Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Laverton, Leonora, Menzies, Mingenew, Morawa, Mount Magnet, Mount Marshall, Murchison, Northampton, Perenjori, Sandstone, Upper Gascoyne, Westonia, Wiluna, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.

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

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 35-70 mm long, 7-15 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous) or hairy, with sparse, present hairs; margins toothed or lobed. Bracteoles present, 1.5-2 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Flowers Presence pedicellate, the pedicels 5-22 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 5-7 mm long, hairy, with sparse, glandular hairs. Corolla pink, 10-19 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, simple hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 5.5-9 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 6-10 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 1.2-1.5 mm wide on the narrower side, 1.8-2 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary superior, not gibbose; style 6.7-7.5 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Occurs in the Yalgoo (YAL), Murchison (MUR), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Coolgardie (COO), Carnarvon (CAR), Gascoyne (GAS), Nullabar (NUL), Geraldton Sandplains (GS) and Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) and South West (SW) Botanical Province.