Mesosphaerum suaveolens (L.) Kuntze
Revis.Gen.Pl. 2:525 (1891)

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


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Berkeley, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Pentecost, Pindanland, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

IMCRA Regions: Canning.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Sunday 1 December 2019

Habit shrubs. Height m high 0.5-2.5. Stems Ribbing ribbed, Cross section when young more or less circular, Peltate scales absent. Leaves Position opposite, Bullation not bullate, Division entire, Viscidity not viscid, Margins serrulate or lobed. Length mm long 15-170. Width (entire leaves only) mm wide 6-70. Indumentum Presence hairs present, glands present. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Bract Presence present. Length mm long 0.7-1. Bracteoles Presence absent. Pedicel Presence present, Glands absent. Length mm long 0.5-5. Indumentum Presence hairs present. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Calyx lobes Glands present, Bullation not bullate, Lobe number five or ten, Accrescence not accrescent. Length mm long 2-4. Indumentum Presence hairs present, Hair density moderately dense. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Corolla Overall colour blue or mauve, purple, lilac or violet, Dots or stripes in throat absent, Viscidity not viscid. Length mm long 6-9. Indumentum Presence hairy, Glands present. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Style length mm long 5-7. Stamens Number four. Filament length (free part only)' mm long 1-1.2. Anthers Appendage absent. Length mm long 0.8-1. Flowering time March, April, May, June, July or August.