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Keraudrenia integrifolia Steud. Common Firebush
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:236 (1845)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Not Current
Photo of Keraudrenia integrifolia Steud.

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 27 September 1996

Shrub, 0.4-2 m high. Fl. blue-purple, Feb to Dec. Variety of soils.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 6-25 mm long, 2-9 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 2.2-7 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 6-11 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present. Calyx mauve or purple, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Stamens five; filaments present, 2-2.5 mm long. Staminodes absent, appendages absent. Ovary style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 4.5-5 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Murchison, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee or Esperance.