Drummondita hassellii (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson

Reference
Nuytsia 1:206 (1971)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Shrub, 0.3-1(-2) m high, leaf size and shape extremely variable. Fl. green & yellow & red, Jan or Apr to May or Aug to Oct. Yellow sand. Undulating plains, granite ridges and rocks.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 May 1998

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, 4-6 mm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, flat, the margins revolute, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous. Flowers terminal. solitary; pedicels 0.5-1 mm long; calyx present, 4-6 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous except for a ciliate marginal fringe, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla red, yellow or green, petals five, connate, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 13-15 mm long, smooth, hairy, without an appendage; style 14-16 mm long, hairy. Flowers in January, April, May, August, September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee and Esperance IBRA region(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Fitzgerald, Katanning, Merredin, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bruce Rock, Coolgardie, Coorow, Dalwallinu, Dowerin, Dundas, Esperance, Jerramungup, Kondinin, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Menzies, Merredin, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Nungarin, Perenjori, Ravensthorpe, Westonia, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn.