Triumfetta echinata Halford
Austrobaileya 4:527-528,Fig.4D (1997)

Conservation Code: Priority Three
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 7 October 1997

Prostrate shrub, to 0.3 m high. Fl. Aug. Red sandy soils. Sand dunes.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Cape Range, Roebourne.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Wednesday 15 January 2020

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 20-35 mm long, 12-20 mm wide, not lobed; margins serrate; indumentum present, 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, 10.3 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Calyx 13 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, Terminal appendages present. Corolla yellow, 5.5 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 5.6 mm long; anthers 0.9 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 12.5 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Fruits indehiscent and not splitting into sections (drupes), length-width ratio more or less as long as wide, hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; apex rounded; prickles present, abundantly covering the fruit; calyx persistent to mature fruit, not accrescent. Flowering time August. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Pilbara, Carnarvon or Gascoyne. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).