Guichenotia apetala A.S.George
J.Roy.Soc.Western Australia 50:99 (1967)

Conservation Code: Priority One
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 26 September 1996

Compact, much-branched shrub, 0.15-0.4 m high. Fl. blue-pink/pink, May or Sep to Dec. Gravel, laterite.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ravensthorpe.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 2.5-3 mm long, 1 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with non-tubercle-based simple hairs, with stellate hairs; stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 2-5 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 2-4 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink or blue, 6-8 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present, number of ribs present, three. Corolla 0.7-1.2 mm long, hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.5-0.7 mm long; anthers 2-3 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 1.5-3.8 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time May, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Esperance. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).