Rostellularia adscendens var. latifolia (Domin) R.M.Barker
Barker, R. M. (1986) Journal Adelaide Botanic Gardens 9: 266.
Upright branched herbs 10-30 cm tall. Stems clothed in straight and hooked hairs which point downwards.
Petioles broad, 2-5 mm long; leaf blades about 7-15 x 4-8 mm, clothed in straight and hooked hairs, margins ciliate.
Individual flowers subtended by bracts about 3 mm long. Sepals about 4 mm long. Corolla 2-lipped, the smaller lip white and about 6 mm long, the larger lip purple and about 7 mm long. Anthers purple, about 0.5 mm long, filaments about 2 mm long. Pollen cream. Anther sacs one above the other on the filament, the lower sac with a tail. Ovary about 1 mm long seated on a 2-lobed disk. Style about 4 mm long encased in a groove on the inner surface of the upper corolla lip.
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A native species found in CYP, NEQ, CEQ and in inland parts of central Queensland, central parts of Western Australia, southern part of the Northern Territory, northern part of South Australia and the northern part of Victoria. Grows in woodland, deciduous vine thicket, closed forest, rainforest on sandy and rocky basaltic soils.
Probably the variety of this species most commonly found in vine forest and rain forest communities.
Sometimes heavily grazed.