Cyanothamnus baeckeaceus (F.Muell.) Duretto & Heslewood subsp. baeckeaceus

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

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves opposite, simple, 2-2.5 mm long, 1.2-1.5 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in axillary, loose clusters (cymes or panicles); pedicels 1-3 mm long; calyx present, 2-3 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla pink or white or cream, petals four, 3.5-6.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the margins only; stamens twice as many as petals, 1.5 mm long, smooth, glabrous, with an appendage; style 2 mm long. Flowers in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Mallee and Esperance IBRA region(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 8 December 2020

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Mardabilla, Recherche, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Dundas, Esperance, Kent, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.