Brachysola coerulea (F.Muell. & Tate) Rye

Nuytsia 13:335 (2000)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, 0.2-0.7 m high ((-0.9)). Fl. purple & yellow, Mar or Aug to Dec. Mainly sandy soils, laterite.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 28 November 2000

Scientific Description

Shrubs. Stems, cross section more or less circular. Peltate scales absent. Leaves 12-20 mm long, 1.2-1.5 mm wide, opposite, entire, with dendritic hairs, not bullate, not viscid. Margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Bracts present. 3.5-5. mm long Pedicel present, 3-3.5 mm long, with dendritic hairs, peltate scales hairs present. Calyx with five lobes, 2.5-4 mm long, not accrescent, dense, with dendritic hairs, not bullate. Corolla blue or mauve, purple, lilac or violet, 8-9 mm long, Dots or stripes in throat absent, wih dendritic hairs, not viscid, with four stamens, style 5-6 mm long, filament 3.5-4 mm long, anthers 1.3 mm long. Appendage absent. Flowering time March, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaeam or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt or Jarrah Forest.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 21 January 2020


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Merredin, Southern Cross.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coolgardie, Kondinin, Koorda, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Westonia, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn.