Luvunga monophylla (DC.) Mabb.

Telopea 7:334 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spiny shrub or climber, 0.5-3 m high. Fl. white/cream-yellow, Jun or Aug to Oct. Sand, red clay, basalt. Coastal plains & dunes, scree slopes.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 15 October 1998

Scientific Description

Tree, spines present; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, 20-80 mm long, 20-45 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers pedicels 1-2.5 mm long; calyx present, 0.5-1 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; corolla yellow or white or cream, petals three, 2.5-4 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals. Flowers in June, August, September and October. Occurs in the Northern Botanical Province, in the North Kimberley and Dampierland IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Dampierland, Northern Kimberley.
IBRA Subregions
Mitchell, Pindanland.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broome, Wyndham-East Kimberley.