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Harrisonia brownii A.Juss.

Mém.Mus.Hist.Nat. 12:540 (1825)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub or tree, 1-4 m high. Fl. yellow/white, Dec or Jan or Apr. Sand, limestone or basalt. Rocky situations, sand dunes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 1 May 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines present; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, compound, 80-90 mm long, with 3 leaflets, each 30-50 mm long, 17-25 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers calyx present, 0.5 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; corolla pink or yellow, petals four, 5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals. Flowers in January, April and December. Occurs in the Northern Botanical Province, in the North Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte, Central Kimberley and Dampierland IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions
Berkeley, Fitzroy Trough, Keep, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Pentecost.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Derby-West Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley.