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Family: Goodeniaceae
Lechenaultia striata

Citation: F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 8:245 (1874).

Synonymy: L. helmsii Krause, Pflanzenr. 54:105 ( 1912). , Leschenaultia striata

Common name: None

Undershrub or shrub 18-65 cm high; stems erect, divaricately branched, finely striate, glabrous, grey-green; leaves crowded, linear, terete, acute, 1-3 cm long, to 1 mm wide, glabrous, grey-green.

Flowers subsessile in the axils of a sparsely leafy terminal spike; sepals subulate, 5-8 mm long; corolla 17-22 mm long, pale-blue to lavender, bearded with white hairs near the base inside; tube 2-3 mm long; posterior lobes narrowly lanceolate-falcate, 6-10 mm long, narrowly winged; anterior lobes lanceolate, 10-15 mm long, with broad subentire wings, connate part of anterior lobes 4-6 mm long; style c. 10 mm long, sparsely villous at the base; ovary linear, 9-18 mm long.

Capsule narrowly cylindrical, 2-5 mm long, dehiscing by longitudinal valves; seeds numerous, in 2 rows, cylindrical, truncate, c. 1.5 mm long.

image of FSA3_Lechenaultia_str.jpg Habit, flower, capsule, indusium and single-seeded endocarp segment.
Image source: fig. 634b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  On sand dunes and sand plains.

S.Aust.: NW.   W.Aust.; N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: most of the year.

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