Corchorus laniflorus Rye
Nuytsia 9:416-417, Fig. 1 (1994)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 17 September 1996

Spreading or compact shrub, 0.3-0.7(-1.2) m high. Fl. yellow, Mar to Oct. Stony red clay, sandstone. Amongst rocks, drainage lines, gullies.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Cape Range, Chichester, Fortescue, Hamersley, Roebourne.

IMCRA Regions: Pilbara (nearshore).

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Carnarvon, East Pilbara, Karratha, Port Hedland.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Wednesday 21 August 2019

Herb or shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 20-70 mm long, 15-40 mm wide, not lobed; margins crenate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 20 mm long. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 4 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Calyx cream or white, 10-15 mm long, the lobes free, stellate hairs present. Corolla yellow, 10 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 4 mm long; anthers 0.5 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present. Flowering time March, April, May, June, July, August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Pilbara, Carnarvon, Gascoyne or Little Sandy Desert.