Shrub, 1.5-2 m high. Fl. white-cream, Oct. Gravelly clay, sandy clay, sand. Road verges, swamps, creek banks.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Busselton, West Arthur.
Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 1–3 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 25–65 mm long overall. Leaf blade dissected, tripartite; deeply divided to midvein; not further divided or biternate. Leaf lobes 10–40 mm long, 0.8–1 mm wide. Margins revolute, enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming two grooves with the midvein.
Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, or terminal; a raceme. Flowers white, regular. Pedicel 2–3 mm long. Perianth 2–3 mm long, glabrous, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 3–5 mm long, stipitate; stipe 1–1.5 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, white. Pollen presenter conical.
Fruit features. Fruit rugose, oblique, glabrous, not viscid, 8 mm long.
Flowering Time. October, or November, or December.
Habitat. In loam, or clay; occupying seasonally wet flats, swamp plains.
Distribution. Western Australia. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): South-west; IBRA Bioregions SW: SWA and JF. Western Australian native; endemic to Western Australia.
Etymology. elongata (LL): e. lenthened.
Descriptions were generated using DELTA format and DELTA software: Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993 onwards, 1995 onwards, 1998)
Publication or other use of content on this site is unauthorised unless that use conforms with the copyright statement.