Alyogyne huegelii (Endl.) Fryxell Lilac Hibiscus
Proc.Linn.Soc.New South Wales 92:265 (1968)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 10 September 1999

Shrub, to 4 m high. Fl. white/cream/red/blue/purple, Jun or Aug to Dec or Jan. Calcareous sands, clay, laterite, granite, limestone. Variety of habitats.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Cockburn, Coorow, Dandaragan, Fremantle, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Mandurah, Moora, Northampton, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Shark Bay, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 40-110 mm long, 25-125 mm wide, tripartitely lobed or palmately lobed, complexly (twice-)lobed; margins crenate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; 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, 40-50 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 7-12.5 mm long, the lobes free, glabrous. Calyx green, 20-25 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla white, red, blue, purple or cream, 50-75 mm long, hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 3-5 mm long; anthers 1.2-1.5 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); calyx persistent to mature fruit; carpels 3-5; seeds per loculus ≥5. Flowering time January, June, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Yalgoo, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest or Esperance.