Alyogyne pinoniana (Gaudich.) Fryxell var. pinoniana

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 19 September 1996

Shrub, (0.1-)0.5-3 m high. Fl. blue-purple/violet, Mar or May or Jul to Dec. Red sandy soils. Sand dunes, sandplains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Pilbara, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Augustus, Cape Range, Central, Edel, Roebourne, Trainor, Wooramel.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Laverton, Meekatharra, Menzies, Shark Bay, Upper Gascoyne, Wiluna.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 18 May 2017

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 25-35 mm long, 10-25 mm wide, not lobed or tripartitely lobed, simply (once-)lobed; margins crenate; indumentum present, with non-tubercle-based simple hairs, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 8-10 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, the lobes free, glabrous. Calyx green, 20-30 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, five. Corolla blue or purple, 50-70 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 3-3.5 mm long; anthers 0.8-1.5 mm long. Staminodes absent. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 25-32 mm long, with five style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Fruits dehiscent (capsules and follicles), length-width ratio more or less as long as wide, hairs or scales present, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present; apex rounded; calyx persistent to mature fruit; carpels 5; seeds per loculus ≥5. Flowering time March, May, July, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Pilbara, Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Little Sandy Desert, Yalgoo or Great Victorian Desert.