Alyogyne pinoniana (Gaudich.) Fryxell Sand 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, (0.1-)0.5-3 m high. Fl. blue-purple/violet, Mar or May or Jul to Dec. Red sandy soils, granite. Sand dunes, sandplains.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Dampierland, Esperance Plains, Gascoyne, Geraldton Sandplains, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Nullarbor, Pilbara, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Augustus, Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Cape Range, Carnegie, Central, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Lesueur Sandplain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, Northern band, Carlisle, Pindanland, Rudall, Shield, Southern Cross, Tallering, Trainor, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Ningaloo, Shark Bay.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Carnarvon, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Cue, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Greater Geraldton, Halls Creek, Jerramungup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Koorda, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Murchison, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northampton, Perenjori, Sandstone, Shark Bay, Upper Gascoyne, Victoria Plains, Wiluna, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Saturday 18 January 2020

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 25-70 mm long, 15-40 mm wide, tripartitely lobed, simply (once-)lobed; margins crenate; indumentum present, with non-tubercle-based simple 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, 10-15 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 6-7 mm long, the lobes free, glabrous. Calyx green, 18-25 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla blue or purple, 45-52 mm long, hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present, tubercle-based simple hairs absent. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 3-4 mm long; anthers 1.3-1.5 mm long. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 24-35 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, stellate hairs present; apex rounded; prickles absent (except perhaps a terminal awn); terminal awns or spines absent; calyx persistent to mature fruit; carpels 3-5; seeds per loculus ≥5. Flowering time March, May, July, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara, Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Little Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert, Central Ranges, Yalgoo, Murchison, Great Victorian Desert, Coolgardie, Dampierland, Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt or Esperance.