Seringia elliptica C.F.Wilkins Showy fire-bush
Austral.Syst.Bot. 28:292-294, Figs 10B, 15 (2016)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Dampierland, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Pilbara, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Augustus, Cape Range, Carnegie, Central, Chichester, Eastern Murchison, Fortescue, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, McLarty, Pindanland, Roebourne, Rudall, Shield, Southern Cross, Tallering, Trainor, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Eighty Mile Beach.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Carnarvon, Cue, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Mount Magnet, Ngaanyatjarraku, Port Hedland, Sandstone, Upper Gascoyne, Wiluna, Yalgoo.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Wednesday 15 January 2020

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 20-70 mm long, 5-25 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire or sinuate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 3-10 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present. Calyx purple, 9-11 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 2-3 mm long; anthers 0.3-0.5 mm long. Staminodes present. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 3-5 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time July. Distribution Botanical Province Northern or Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara, Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Little Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert, Central Ranges, Yalgoo, Murchison, Great Victorian Desert, Coolgardie or Dampierland.