Scaevola enantophylla F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1874) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 8: 58. Type: Queensland, Rockingham Bay, J. Dallachy; lecto:MEL; iso: K. Fide R. C. Carolin, Fl. Australia 35: 333 (19920.
Climbing Fan Flower
Leaf blades about 6-13 x 2.5-4.5 cm, petioles about 0.4-1.2 cm long. Lateral veins about 5-7 on each side of the midrib, forming definite loops well inside the blade margin. Marginal teeth 1-6 on each side, small and inconspicuous. Petiole bases +/- joined by a ridge of tissue across the twig. Twigs very pithy in transverse section, vascular bundles forming a ring around the margin are just visible inside the cambium layer.
Flowers +/- fan-shaped, about 15-17 mm diam. Calyx tube (hypanthium) about 5 mm long. Calyx lobes about 1.5-3 mm long. Corolla about 25 mm long, lobes about 7-8 mm long, the tube split along the upper surface so that the corolla opens out and is +/- flat and densely clothed in pale brown hairs. Stamens about 11-12 mm long. Style about 12-14 mm long, expanded to form a hairy cup-shaped structure at the apex. Ovules one per locule.
Cotyledons elliptic, about 13-14 x 7 mm, venation obscure. Upper and lower surfaces densely clothed in short, translucent hairs. Margins ciliate, hypocotyl hairy. First leaf blades +/- elliptic to ovate, apex apiculate, base cuneate, margin with 3-5 teeth on each side, both the upper and lower leaf blade surfaces hairy. Seed germination time 54 days.