Coleonema pulchellum I.Williams

Reference
J.S.African Bot. 47:89 (1981)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien 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, 5-12 mm long, 0.4-0.5 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers axillary, solitary or terminal. solitary; pedicels 0.5 mm long; calyx present, 2.5-4 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous except for a ciliate marginal fringe, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla pink, petals five, 6-6.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens the same number as petals, 2-2.2 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, with an appendage; style 2 mm long. Flowers in May. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA region(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Harvey, Mandurah, Perth, Wanneroo.