Lechenaultia galactites L.W.Sage
Nuytsia 16:158-160, Fig. 1 (2006)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Thursday 12 April 2007

Erect, robust shrub (sub-shrub), to 0.6 m high. Fl. blue-white, Jun to Oct. Yellow sand, clay, gravel, laterite. Sandplains.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Dandaragan Plateau.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Koorda, Mount Marshall, Perenjori, Westonia, Wongan-Ballidu.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 26 May 2020

Stems ribbed or unribbed. Leaves flat, 4-9 mm long, 1-1.2 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles present, 5-7.5 mm long, glabrous. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 10-20 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 5-6 mm long, glabrous. Corolla white or blue, 15-21 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, with sparse, hairy on the inside; central lobes 9-10 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 7.5-9 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 2.2-3 mm wide on the narrower side, 2.2 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 7-9 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in June, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province. Conservation Code: Conservation code Priority Three (P3).