Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Boea kinnearii (F.Muell.) B.L.Burtt
Burtt, B.L. (1984) Notes from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh 41(3): 418.
Rock Violet; Violet, rock
Perennial herb with the stem 0-40 mm long clothed in old leaf bases.
Flowers on erect axillary peduncles about 60-80 mm long. Pedicels about 5-10 mm long, glabrescent, bracteate. Bracts 3-4 mm x 1 mm, spathulate. Flowers about 9-11 mm diam. Calyx lobes 1.5-2 mm long, white with greenish tip; petal tube ca. 2 mm long, free lobes ovate, tips rounded, 3.8-4 x 2.5-3 mm, pale lilac. Staminodes linear, about 1 mm long, filaments on fertile stamens up to 2 mm long, sigmoid curved. Ovary ca. 1 mm long, violet. Style curved, 4 mm long, white flushed violet, exserted for ca. 2 mm.
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Occurs in NEQ. Grows in a small area near Mt. Lewis and the Windsor Tableland. Altitudinal range from 1100-1350 m. Grows on moss-covered rocks in rainforest.