Stylidium sect. Debilia

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Stylidium debile rosette.jpg
Stylidium debile
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Stylidiaceae
Genus: Stylidium
Subgenus: Tolypangium
Section: Debilia
Type species
Stylidium debile

Stylidium austrocapense
Stylidium debile
Stylidium floribundum
Stylidium inaequipetalum
Stylidium leptorrhizum
Stylidium multiscapum
Stylidium ornatum
Stylidium paniculatum
Stylidium semipartitum
Stylidium velleioides

Stylidium section Debilia is a taxonomic rank under Stylidium subgenus Tolypangium. In his 1908 monograph on the family Stylidiaceae, Johannes Mildbraed had established this section as Debiles. In 1999, A.R. Bean published a taxonomic revision of several sections in subgenus Tolypangium in which he renamed the section from Debiles to Debilia.[1]

Species in this section are distinguished by their cylindrical, unthickened rootstocks. They generally have oblanceolate, elliptical, or obovate leaves that are in terminal rosettes or cauline in growth habit. Their flower petals are all free and entire. This section contains ten species in total that are all endemic to northern and eastern Australia.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Bean, A.R. (1999). A revision of Stylidium sect. Debilia Mildbr., S. sect. Floodia Mildbr. and S. sect. Lanata A.R.Bean (Stylidiaceae). Austrobaileya 5(3): 427-455.