Malvastrum americanum (L.) Torr. Spiked Malvastrum
Emory, Rep.U.S.Mex.Bound.,Bot. 2 (2):38 (1858)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Saturday 11 June 2005

Erect perennial, herb or shrub, 0.5-1.3 m high. Fl. yellow-orange, Apr to Jul. Orange/red/yellow sands, gritty alluvial sand, black/brown clay, alluvial cracking clays, limestone, calcrete. Stony ridges and hillsides, floodplains, along drainage lines.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Central Kimberley, Central Ranges, Dampierland, Gascoyne, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Nullarbor, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Augustus, Cape Range, Carnegie, Central band, Nullarbor Plain, Chichester, Eastern Murchison, Fitzroy Trough, Fortescue, Hamersley, Hart, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, McLarty, Mount Eliza, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Pindanland, Roebourne, Rudall, Trainor, Victoria Bonaparte P1, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Pilbara (nearshore), Shark Bay.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Carnarvon, Derby-West Kimberley, Dundas, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Halls Creek, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Karratha, Meekatharra, Ngaanyatjarraku, Upper Gascoyne, Wiluna, Wyndham-East Kimberley.