Microcybe ambigua (C.A.Gardner) Paul G.Wilson

Fl.Australia 26:583 (2013)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

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, 5-7 mm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, flat, the margins revolute, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers verrucose (warty); corolla yellow or white or cream, petals five, 2.3-3 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 1-2 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 1-1.1 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in April, September, October and November. 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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Katanning, Merredin, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bruce Rock, Dalwallinu, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, Dundas, Esperance, Kent, Kondinin, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Mount Marshall, Narembeen, Ravensthorpe, Tammin, Trayning, Westonia, Wongan-Ballidu, Yilgarn.