Hemiandra pungens R.Br. Snakebush
Prodr. 502 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 20 November 2001

Prostrate to ascending shrub, 0.05-1 m high. Fl. white/blue-purple/pink, Jan to Dec. Sand, clay and loam, gravel, laterite, granite. Rock outcrops.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Brookton, Broomehill-Tambellup, Bunbury, Busselton, Cambridge, Canning, Capel, Carnamah, Chittering, Cockburn, Collie, Coorow, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Dumbleyung, Fremantle, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Harvey, Irwin, Jerramungup, Joondalup, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Kulin, Kwinana, Mandurah, Manjimup, Melville, Moora, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Nedlands, Northam, Northampton, Perth, Plantagenet, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, South Perth, Subiaco, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Wagin, Wandering, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, Woodanilling, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 5 November 2019

Prostrate sprawling shrubs. Stems, cross section more or less circular. Peltate scales absent. Leaves 15-20 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, opposite, entire, with simple hairs, not bullate, not viscid. Margins entire. Bracteoles present, 5.5-8 mm long. Bracts absent. Pedicel present, 5-7 mm long, with simple hairs, peltate scales hairs present. Calyx with three lobes, 3-3.5 mm long, not accrescent, moderately dense, with simple hairs, not bullate. Corolla white or cream, mauve, purple, lilac or violet or red or pink, 18-24 mm long, Dots or stripes in throat present, wih simple hairs, not viscid, with four stamens, style 15-17 mm long, filament 4.5-12 mm long, anthers 1.2-4.5 mm long. Appendage present. Flowering time January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren or Esperance.