Cheiranthera Brongn.

5 species endemic Aust.; all states and territories except NT and Tas.

Cheiranthera cyanea Brongn.

Erect, glabrous shrub or undershrub up to 50 cm high. Leaves linear, up to 5 cm long, acute-obtuse, entire or denticulate; margins ± incurved to involute. Flowers solitary or in short terminal racemes, 2–3 cm diam. Petals blue. Anthers opening through 2 confluent terminal pores or short slits. Capsule oblong, hard, 2-valved. Essentially a species of the Western Slopes but reported from Lithgow, Kurrajong and Ebenezer. DSF. Fl. summer–autumn. Finger Flower