Guichenotia ledifolia Gay
Mém.Mus.Hist.Nat. 7:449 (1821)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 26 September 1996

Spreading shrub, 0.4-1.5(-2) m high. Fl. blue-purple/pink, Jul to Oct. Sandy, rocky clay. Coastal limestone, sandplains, granite rocks.

Distribution

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

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

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Eastern Mallee, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Busselton, Carnamah, Cockburn, Coorow, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Dundas, Esperance, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Irwin, Jerramungup, Joondalup, Kent, Kulin, Lake Grace, Moora, Northampton, Perenjori, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Shark Bay, Three Springs, Wanneroo.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 18-60 mm long, 1.5-6 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 10-20 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 5-8 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 3-4 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, blue or purple, 6-10 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, three. Corolla 0.8-1.3 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 1.3-2 mm long; anthers 2.8-3 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2.5-2.8 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time July, August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Yalgoo, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee or Esperance.