Mesosphaerum suaveolens (L.) Kuntze

Revis.Gen.Pl. 2:525 (1891)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Scientific Description

Shrubs. Stems, cross section more or less circular. Peltate scales absent. Leaves 15-170 mm long, 6-70 mm wide, opposite, entire, with simple hairs, not bullate, not viscid. Margins serrulate or lobed. Bracteoles absent. Bracts present. 0.7-1. mm long Pedicel present, 0.5-5 mm long, with simple hairs, peltate scales hairs present. Calyx with five or ten lobes, 2-4 mm long, not accrescent, moderately dense, with simple hairs, not bullate. Corolla blue or mauve, purple, lilac or violet, 6-9 mm long, Dots or stripes in throat absent, wih simple hairs, not viscid, with four stamens, style 5-7 mm long, filament 1-1.2 mm long, anthers 0.8-1 mm long. Appendage absent. Flowering time March, April, May, June, July or August.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 21 January 2020


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