Chionogentias L.G.Adams

14 species endemic Aust.; NSW, Vic., Tas., S.A.

Chionogentias cunninghamii L.G.Adamscunninghamii

Erect or ascending, glabrous herb up to 50 cm high. Leaves linear to oblanceolate, up to 3 cm long, 3–4 mm wide. Flowers in cymes in the axils of the upper leaves. Calyx c. lobes 6–9 mm long; the lobes more than twice as long as the tube. Corolla campanulate lobes up to 15 mm long, white with purplish to blue markings. Stamens 5, anthers bluish black. Ovary 10 mm long, 1-locular, with parietal placentas; stigmas 2, 0.6–0.8 mm long, sessile on the ovary summit. Fruit a 2-valved capsule. Higher Blue Mts Swamps. Fl. summer