Thinicola incana (J.H.Ross) J.H.Ross

Reference
Muelleria 15:12 (2001)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Slender shrub, 0.5-3 m high. Fl. red-pink, Jun to Sep. Red sand, sandstone. Sand dunes.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 27 June 2002
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Scientific Description

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 30-50 mm long, 12-30 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Pedicel 7-8 mm long, hairy. Calyx 8-13 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 20-24 mm long, multicoloured, mostly pink or red, with some pink or red spots, streaks or blotches; standard 18-22 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 15-20 mm long, not auriculate, keel 18-22 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens anthers 1.3-1.6 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short), 16-17 mm long. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; style 16-19 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Flowers in June, July, August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara, Little Sandy Desert and Gibson Desert IBRA regions.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 4 December 2020

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions
Dune Field, Fortescue, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, McLarty, Rudall, Trainor.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broome, East Pilbara, Wiluna.