Seppelt, comb. & stat. nov.
Synonymy: V. hederacea Labill. Subsp. cleistogamoides L. Adams, Fl. Aust. 8:386 (1982).
Common name: None
Perennial stoloniferous herb; glabrous or weakly pubescent; stems short, erect; leaves tufted, glabrous or weakly pubescent, lamina broadly ovate to ovate-rhomboid; margins with a few coarse glandular teeth, tapering to the petiole; petioles 0.5-2 cm long; stipules linear-lanceolate, 2-2.5 mm long, glandular-denticulate.
Peduncles 1-2.5 cm long, glabrous to weakly pubescent; bracteoles above the middle; sepals lanceolate, 2.5-3 mm long, green, glabrous, slightly produced at the base; petals scarcely exceeding the sepals, cream, often with a purplish tinge towards the centre; lateral petals bearded inside; style geniculate near the base, erect to suberect above, terete; anther cells 1-1.5 mm long.
Capsule ovoid, 3-4 mm long; seeds ovoid, 1-1.5 mm long, becoming black at maturity.
Image source: fig 452b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
||Viola cleistogamoides leaf variation.
Image source: fig 453a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: SL, SE. Vic.; southern N.S.W.; Tas.
Flowering time: mainly Oct. — Jan.
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This species was named from the flowers which resemble cleistogamous flowers in having reduced petals. However, in these the pollen is shed when the flowers open. While being of similar leaf shape to V. sieberiana, this species is distinguished by the peduncles being scarcely longer than the leaves and the cream-coloured petals scarcely exceeding the sepals in length.
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