Dicrastylis exsuccosa (F.Muell.) Druce

Rep.Bot.Exch.Club Brit.Isles 4:619 (1917)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high. Fl. white-yellow, Apr to Nov. Red sand, gravel. Sand dunes & plains.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 17 March 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs. Stems, cross section more or less circular. Peltate scales absent. Leaves 10-100 mm long, 7-22 mm wide, opposite, entire, with dendritic hairs, bullate, not viscid. Margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Bracts present. 1.4-3. mm long Pedicel present, 0.5-2 mm long, with dendritic hairs, peltate scales hairs present. Calyx with five lobes, 1.2-2.5 mm long, not accrescent, dense, with dendritic hairs, not bullate. Corolla white or cream, 4.5-7.2 mm long, Dots or stripes in throat absent, wih dendritic hairs, not viscid, with five stamens, style 2-4 mm long, filament 0.8-1.5 mm long, anthers 0.4-1.3 mm long. Appendage absent. Flowering time April, May, June, July, August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaeam, IBRA Bioregion Little Sandy Desert, Gascoyne, Central Ranges, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Tanami, Great Victoria Desert or Murchison.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 21 January 2020


IBRA Regions
Central Ranges, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Tanami.
IBRA Subregions
Augustus, Carnegie, Central, Dune Field, Eastern Murchison, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, Maralinga, McLarty, Rudall, Shield, Tanami Desert, Trainor.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Ngaanyatjarraku, Wiluna.