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Species profile—Logania diffusa


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Plantae (plants)
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Scientific name
Logania diffusa R.J.F.Hend.
WildNet taxon ID
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Conservation significant
Pest status
Short Notes
BRI 057085, status annotated by author
Logania diffusa is a slender and lightly branched, spreading shrub usually growing to 60 cm, but occasionally to 2m high. The stems are erect or ascending with minute hairs between the lateral ridges. The leaves are narrowly linear, stalkless, less than 3cm long and up to 1mm wide, with short hairs on the under surface. The leaf margins are strongly curved downward.
Flowers are in clusters, arranged on short branched stalks arising from the junctions of the leaves with the stems. The flower clusters are much shorter than the adjoining leaves. Male flowers form clusters of up to 10 and female flowers are in clusters of 3-5. The petals are white and up to 2mm long and the flowers have a delicate, sweet perfume when fresh. Fruits are egg shaped capsules up to 3mm in length. (Henderson 1985; Conn 1995; Wang 1995; DEWHA 2008)
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Logania diffusa is restricted to the Blackdown Tableland in central Queensland. Wang 1995; Herbrecs 2008)
Distributional limits
-23.7416666, 149.0844289
-23.91509, 149.109429
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Logania diffusa occurs in heathland and eucalypt open forest. It grows in sandy or sandy clay soil with sandstone outcropping and loose surface stones on escarpments, at elevations of 600-780m above sea level. (Wang 1995)
Logania diffusa has been recorded flowering in August, but the fruiting period is unknown. (Wang 1995)
Contributors: Tony Bean, Mellisa Mayhew 26/06/2009
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (2008). Logania diffusa in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra. Accessed 14/11/2008.
Conn, B.J. (1995). Taxonomic revision of Logania section Logania (Loganiaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 8 (4): 585-665.
Henderson, R.J.F. (1985). New species from Blackdown Tableland, central Queensland. Austrobaileya 2 (2): 192-197.
Herbrecs (2008). Logania diffusa, in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 14/11/2008.
Wang, J. (1995). Logania diffusa, in Species Management Manual. Department of Natural Resources, Brisbane.
Profile author
Tony Bean (26/06/2009)

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This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0.

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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