Crowea angustifolia Sm. var. angustifolia

Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Diffuse shrub, 0.3-2 m high, leaves linear to narrow-oblong. Fl. pink/white, Sep to Oct. Sandy clay, gravel. Ridge tops & slopes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 20 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, 15-40 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, flat, the margins recurved, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicels 3-5 mm long; calyx present, 2-3.5 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla pink or white or cream, petals five, 10-15 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 3.5-4 mm long, warty with prominent raised glands, glabrous; anthers 1-1.5 mm long, without an appendage; style 5-6 mm long. Flowers in September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA region(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 8 December 2020

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Denmark, Manjimup.