Veronica stenophylla var. hesperia

  • Hebe stenophylla var. hesperia
  • Hebe stenophylla var. hesperia

Species

Veronica stenophylla var. hesperia

Etymology

Veronica: Named after Saint Veronica, who gave Jesus her veil to wipe his brow as he carried the cross through Jerusalem, perhaps because the common name of this plant is 'speedwell'. The name Veronica is often believed to derive from the Latin vera 'truth' and iconica 'image', but it is actually derived from the Macedonian name Berenice which means 'bearer of victory'.
stenophylla: From the Greek steno 'narrow' and phyllum 'leaf'', referring to the narrow leaves

Common Name(s)

Hebe

Current Threat Status

2012 - At Risk - Naturally Uncommon

Previous Threat Status

2009 - At Risk - Naturally Uncommon
2004 - Range Restricted

Qualifiers

2012 - RR, Sp

Authority

Veronica stenophylla var. hesperia (Bayly & Garn.-Jones) Garn.-Jones

Family

Plantaginaceae

Brief Description

Bushy shrub bearing pairs of very narrow leaves that have small pits near margin (lens needed) inhabiting limestone near the Northwest Nelson coast. Leaves to 62mm long by 8mm wide. Flowers white, in spikes to 95mm long.

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Synonyms

Hebe stenophylla var. hesperia Bayly et Garn.-Jones

Main Flower Colour

White

Other Flower Colour

Black

Chromosome No.

2n = 40

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

 

   

This page last updated on 22 Feb 2016

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