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Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO
Josephinia eugeniae F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1857) Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany 9: 370. Type: HAB. In vallibus fluminis Victoriae, ejus originem versus, detexit auctor mense Aprile 1856.
Erect herb, 20-60 cm high, villous with glandular and non-glandular hairs, unpleasantly aromatic.
Leaves opposite, greyish green, villous; upper leaves oblong or ovate-oblong, 2-6 cm long, 5-20 mm wide, apex rounded, margins toothed, shortly petiolate; lower leaves often 3-lobed or 3-foliolate with segments or leaflets similar to upper leaves, underside of lamina densely covered in 4-lobed glistening white glands; petiole 1-5 cm long.
Pedicels 2-6 mm long. Sepals 2-3 mm long, villous. Calyx lobes covered in glistening 4-lobed glands, persistent. Corolla 6-20 mm long, purple to pink, shortly lobed, 4 upper lobes small plus a large lower lobe, hairy on outside and covered in 4-lobed glands; stamens in two groups of two..
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Distribution and Ecology
Poisonous to horses - horses are suffering severe photosensitisation.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)