Hemiphora elderi (F.Muell.) F.Muell. Red Velvet
Syst.Census Austral.Pl. 103 (1882)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 5 December 1996

Erect, spreading shrub, 0.2-0.45(-0.6) m high. Fl. red/red-purple, Jul to Nov. Yellow or red sand, gravelly sand. Undulating plains.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Great Victoria Desert, Mallee, Murchison, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Central, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Shield, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coolgardie, Dumbleyung, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Laverton, Menzies, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Nungarin, Perenjori, Sandstone, Westonia, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 21 January 2020

Shrubs. Stems, cross section square or more or less circular. Peltate scales absent. Leaves 8-20 mm long, 2-5.5 mm wide, opposite, entire, with simple, dendritic, gland tipped hairs hairs, bullate, not viscid. Margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Bracts present. 2.5-4. mm long Pedicel present, 1.5-2.5 mm long, with simple, dendritic hairs, peltate scales hairs present. Calyx with five lobes, 5-7 mm long, not accrescent, dense, with simple, dendritic hairs, not bullate. Corolla red or red or pink, 15-30 mm long, Dots or stripes in throat absent, wih simple, dendritic hairs, not viscid, with four stamens, style 21-27 mm long, filament 5-12 mm long, anthers 1.8-2 mm long. Appendage absent. Flowering time July, August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaeam or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Yalgoo, Great Victoria Desert, Murchison, Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt or Mallee.