Xylomelum angustifolium Meisn. Sandplain Woody Pear
A.DC., Prodr. 14:423 (1856)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 12 September 1995

Non-lignotuberous shrub or tree, 2-7(-10) m high. Fl. cream-white, Sep or Dec or Jan to Feb. White/yellow sand. Sandplains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bruce Rock, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Chittering, Coorow, Corrigin, Dandaragan, Dowerin, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Kulin, Merredin, Moora, Northampton, Perenjori, Quairading, Shark Bay, Tammin, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Friday 20 July 2018

Trees, 3-10 m high; branchlets glabrous, not ribbed. Leaves alternate, 80-150 mm mm long, 6-10 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle or more or less the same width throughout, entire, the margins flat. Inflorescences not viscid, white or cream, hairy (?) or glabrous (?). Perianth 6.5-8 mm long; tepals all free after flower opens, hairy, simple-hairy, the hairs spreading, the limb apex hairy all over; ovary hairy, sessile; pistil 6.5-8 mm long, style hairy or glabrous. Follicles glabrous, not viscid, dehiscent, 60-80 mm long. Flowers in January, February, September or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).