Drummondita microphylla Paul G.Wilson

Reference
Nuytsia 12:86-87 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Erect shrub, 0.4-1.6 m high, branchlets glossy and white when young; leaves fleshy, 2-3 mm long; sepal centre raised and fleshy. Fl. red, Aug to Sep. Banded ironstone ridges & hills, granite breakaways.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 12 November 1998
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Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, 1.8-2 mm long, 1-1.2 mm wide, terete, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers terminal. solitary; calyx present, 3-4 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; corolla red, petals five, 8-12 mm long, connate, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 12-15 mm long, hairy; anthers 2.4-2.5 mm long, without an appendage; style 13 mm long, hairy. Flowers in July, August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Yalgoo and Murchison IBRA region(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Murchison, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Murchison, Tallering.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Menzies, Sandstone, Yalgoo.