Guichenotia asteriskos C.F.Wilkins
Austral.Syst.Bot. 16:336-338,Fig.5 (2003)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 3 October 1997

Erect, compact shrub, ca 0.35 m high. Fl. white, Sep to Oct. Sandy clay or loam with gravel.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Narembeen, Ravensthorpe.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 5-12 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 10-18 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 4-5 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 1-2 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, 4-7 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, three. Corolla 0.2-1.2 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.6-0.8 mm long; anthers 1-1.5 mm long. Staminodes present. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2-4 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time September or October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee or Esperance. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).