Newcastelia roseoazurea Rye
Nuytsia 11:98-99,Fig.5 (1996)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 5 December 1996

Rounded or spreading shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. purple-blue/red-yellow, Jul to Sep. Red sandy soils. Silty flats.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Little Sandy Desert.

IBRA Subregions: Rudall, Trainor.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): East Pilbara.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Shrubs. Stems, cross section more or less circular. Peltate scales absent. Leaves 8-35 mm long, 2.5-15 mm wide, opposite, entire, with dendritic hairs, not bullate, not viscid. Margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Bracts absent. Pedicel absent (flowers sessile). Calyx with five lobes, 0.8-2 mm long, not accrescent, dense, with dendritic hairs, not bullate. Corolla blue or mauve, purple, lilac or violet, 3.5-6 mm long, Dots or stripes in throat absent, wih dendritic hairs, not viscid, with five stamens, style 2-5.5 mm long, filament 1.7-2.5 mm long, anthers 0.5-1 mm long. Appendage absent. Flowering time July, August or September. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaeam, IBRA Bioregion Little Sandy Desert.