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Hypoestes floribunda R.Br.
Native Holly
A  plant from the tropical  savannah in Northern  Australia. There are several varieties, as cited in the article  below.

Hypoestes floribunda
var. yorkensis R.M.Barker
These  plants are from the Oyala Thumotang National Park, Coen, North Queensland. 

 
Hypoestes floribunda
var. yorkensis
Hypoestes floribunda var. yorkensis
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flower
  Location:Chong Swamp, Oyala Thumotang National Park, Coen, North Queensland Location:Chong Swamp, Oyala Thumotang National Park, Coen, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:13˚36.769S,142˚34.946E GPS coordinates:13˚36.769S,142˚34.946E
  Date of photo:20 July 2010 Date of photo:20 July 2010
  Field No.:U391 Field No.:U391
     
  Hypoestes floribunda var. yorkensis
Hypoestes floribunda var. yorkensis
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flower
  Location:Chong Swamp, Oyala Thumotang National Park, Coen, North Queensland Location:Chong Swamp, Oyala Thumotang National Park, Coen, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:13˚36.769S,142˚34.946E GPS coordinates:13˚36.769S,142˚34.946E
  Date of photo:20 July 2010 Date of photo:20 July 2010
  Field No.:U391 Field No.:U391
     

Hypoestes floribunda R.Br. var. floribunda
These plants are from Magnetic Island.
Hypoestes floribunda var. floribunda Hypoestes floribunda var. floribunda
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flower
  Location:Balding Bay, Magnetic Island, North Queensland Location:Balding Bay, Magnetic Island, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:19˚06.676S,146˚52.102E GPS coordinates:19˚06.676S,146˚52.102E
Date of photo:19 April 2014 Date of photo:19 April 2014
  Field No.:2480 Field No.:2480
     
  Hypoestes floribunda var. floribunda Hypoestes floribunda var. floribunda
 
  Description:Plant in habitat Description:Leaves
  Location:Balding Bay, Magnetic Island, North Queensland Location:Balding Bay, Magnetic Island, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:19˚06.676S,146˚52.102E GPS coordinates:19˚06.676S,146˚52.102E
  Date of photo:19 April 2014 Date of photo:19 April 2014
  Field No.:2480 Field No.:2480
     

Hypoestes floribunda var. varia R.M.Barker
These plants are from Kakadu National Park.
 
  Hypoestes floribunda var. varia Hypoestes floribunda var. varia
 
Description:Flower Description:Flower
  Location:Nourlangie Rock, Kakadu, Northern Territory Location:Nourlangie Rock, Kakadu, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:12˚51.913S,132˚48.913E GPS coordinates:12˚51.913S,132˚48.913E
  Date of photo:7 June 2015 Date of photo:7 June 2015
  Field No.:3196 Field No.:3196
     
  Hypoestes floribunda var. varia Hypoestes floribunda var. varia
 
  Description:Flower Description:Plant in habitat
  Location:Nourlangie Rock, Kakadu, Northern Territory Location:Nourlangie Rock, Kakadu, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:12˚51.913S,132˚48.913E GPS coordinates:12˚51.913S,132˚48.913E
  Date of photo:7 June 2015 Date of photo:7 June 2015
  Field No.:3196 Field No.:3196
     
     

Hypoestes floribunda var. distans (Benth.) Ewart & O.B.Davies
These plants are from Mitchell Falls in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. This variety has white flowers with a mauve - pink blush and is endemic to the northern Kimberley region.
   
  Hypoestes floribunda var. distans Hypoestes floribunda var. distans
 
  Description:Flower - side view Description:Flower showing blush
  Location:Mitchell Falls National Park, Kimberleys, Western Australia Location:Mitchell Falls National Park, Kimberleys, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:14˚49.3032S,125˚43.0776E GPS coordinates:14˚49.3032S,125˚43.0776E
  Date of photo:17 July 2016 Date of photo:17 July 2016
  Field No.:5078 Field No.:5078
     
  Hypoestes floribunda var. distans Hypoestes floribunda var. distans
 
  Description:Plant Description:Plant showing spindly habit
  Location:Mitchell Falls National Park, Kimberleys, Western Australia Location:Mitchell Falls National Park, Kimberleys, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:14˚49.3032S,125˚43.0776E GPS coordinates:14˚49.3032S,125˚43.0776E
  Date of photo:17 July 2016 Date of photo:17 July 2016
  Field No.:5078 Field No.:5078
     
  Hypoestes floribunda var. distans Hypoestes floribunda var. distans
 
  Description:Flower - side view Description:Flower
  Location:Mitchell Falls National Park, Kimberleys, Western Australia Location:Mitchell Falls National Park, Kimberleys, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:14˚49.3032S,125˚43.0776E GPS coordinates:14˚49.3032S,125˚43.0776E
  Date of photo:17 July 2016 Date of photo:17 July 2016
  Field No.:5078 Field No.:5078
     

 

References (accessed 19 September 2016):

http://sgaptownsville.org.au/Hypoestes-floribunda.html 

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Hypoestes_floribunda.htm 

Barker, R.M., (1986) A taxonomic revision of Australian Acanthaceae. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 9: 198-225

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/13957

 

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