Alyogyne cuneiformis (DC.) Lewton Coastal Hibiscus
J.Wash.Acad.Sci. 5:309 (1915)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 19 September 1996

Erect shrub, 1-3.5 m high. Fl. white/blue-purple, May to Nov or Jan. Red sandy soils. Coastal plains, limestone outcrops, dunes.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Geraldton Sandplains, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Cape Range, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Ningaloo, Pilbara (nearshore), Shark Bay, Zuytdorp.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnarvon, Exmouth, Northampton, Shark Bay.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Shrub. Stems glabrous. Leaves 20-90 mm long, 3-15 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairs and scales absent (leaves quite glabrous); stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 25-40 mm long; glabrous. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 15-35 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, glabrous. Calyx green, 25-40 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length. Corolla white, blue or purple, 45-65 mm long, hairs or scales present, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present, stellate hairs present. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 1-3 mm long; anthers 1.5-1.7 mm long. Staminodes absent. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 30-35 mm long, with five style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Fruits dehiscent (capsules and follicles), length-width ratio more or less as long as wide, hairs or scales present, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present, stellate hairs present; apex rounded; prickles absent (except perhaps a terminal awn); terminal awns or spines absent; calyx persistent to mature fruit; carpels 5; seeds per loculus ≥5. Flowering time January, May, June, July, August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Carnarvon, Yalgoo or Geraldton Sandplains.