Cyanothamnus coerulescens subsp. spicatus (Paul G.Wilson) Duretto & Heslewood

Taxon 69:493 (2020)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs simple. Leaves opposite, simple, 6-9 mm long, 2-2.5 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, with simple hairs; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicels 3-5 mm long; calyx present, 3-4 mm long, verrucose (warty), glabrous; corolla pink, white or cream or blue, petals four, 8-9 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 2-2.5 mm long, smooth, hairy, with an appendage; style 4.5-5 mm long, hairy. Flowers in August, September, October and November. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Yalgoo, Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain and Geraldton IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Eastern Goldfield, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coolgardie, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Dundas, Kondinin, Koorda, Merredin, Narembeen, Northampton, Wongan-Ballidu, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.