Microcybe albiflora Turcz.

Bull.Soc.Imp.Naturalistes Moscou 25 (2):167-168 (1852)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Upright, spreading shrub, 0.1-0.6 m high. Fl. white-cream, Oct to Dec. Clay or clay-loam, sandy gravel. Plains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets verrucose (warty), +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves opposite, simple, 2-3 mm long, 0.5-1.3 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, verrucose (warty), glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers calyx present, 2 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous except for a ciliate marginal fringe, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla white or cream, petals five, 3-4.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens twice as many as petals, 3.5-4 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 0.5 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Mallee and Esperance IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Esperance, Jerramungup, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.