Microcybe pauciflora subsp. Grass Patch (A. Strid 21921)

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

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, simple, 4-12 mm long, 1 mm wide, flat, the margins revolute, verrucose (warty), glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers pedicels 3.5-4 mm long; calyx present, 2.5-4 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla yellow or white or cream, petals five, 4.5-6 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 7-10 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 0.6-1.2 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in March, May and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Warren and Esperance IBRA region(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Esperance, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.