Levenhookia pusilla

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Levenhookia pusilla
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Stylidiaceae
Genus: Levenhookia
Section: L. sect. Levenhookia
Species: L. pusilla
R.Br.
Binomial name
Levenhookia pusilla

Levenhookia pusilla, the midget stylewort or tiny stylewort, is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the genus Levenhookia (family Stylidiaceae). It is an ephemeral annual that grows about 5 to 6 cm tall with suborbicular to ovate-spathulate leaves. Flowers are pink to white and bloom from September to December in its native range. L. pusilla is endemic to southwestern Western Australia and South Australia where it grows in granitic or lateritic soils.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paczkowska, Grazyna. (1996). Levenhookia pusilla R.Br. FloraBase, Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of Western Australia. Accessed online: 28 August 2007.
  2. ^ Mildbraed, J. (1908). Stylidiaceae. In: Engler, A. Das Pflanzenreich: Regni vegetabilis conspectus. IV. 278. Leipzig.
  3. ^ Carlquist, S. (1969). Studies in Stylidiaceae: New taxa, field observations, evolutionary tendencies. Aliso, 7(1): 13-64.