Rhadinothamnus euphemiae (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 1:198 (1971)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Slender, erect shrub, 0.2-1(-1.5) m high. Fl. purple & green, Jan to Dec. Sandy soils. Granite hills & outcrops.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1996

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, 10-22 mm long, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers axillary, solitary; calyx present, 3-3.5 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales; corolla purple or green, petals five, 10-15 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), connate, hairy on the surfaces; stamens twice as many as petals, 8-9 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, 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, Recherche.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Esperance, Ravensthorpe.