Scaevola taccada (Gaertn.) Roxb.
Fl.Ind. 2:146 (1824)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 21 March 1996

Erect, dense shrub, 1-2.5 m high. Fl. white/blue, Mar to Oct. Sand. Coastal beaches & dunes.


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Mitchell, Pindanland, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

IMCRA Regions: Kimberley, Northwest Shelf.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 5 March 2019

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 75-160 mm long, 35-90 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles present, 1.5-2.5 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Presence pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 4-6 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 2.5-5 mm long, glabrous. Corolla white, 21-32 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 8-10 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 8-11 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 0.5-0.6 mm wide on the narrower side, 0.8-1 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 13-15 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, hairy; ovules one or two. Flowers in March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Dampier land (DL), Victoria Bonaparte (VB) and Northern Kimberly (NK) IBRA Region(s), of the Northern (N) Botanical Province.