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, Sunday 1 December 2019

Genus Hemiandra. Habit prostrate sprawling shrubs. Height m high 0.1-0.5. Stems Ribbing not ribbed, Cross section when young more or less circular, Peltate scales absent. Leaves Position opposite, Bullation not bullate, Division entire, Viscidity not viscid, Margins entire. Length mm long 15-20. Width (entire leaves only) mm wide 1-2. Indumentum Presence hairs present, glands absent. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Bract Presence absent. Bracteoles Presence present. Length mm long 5.5-8. Pedicel Presence present, Glands absent. Length mm long 5-7. Indumentum Presence hairs present. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Calyx lobes Glands absent, Bullation not bullate, Lobe number three, Accrescence not accrescent. Length mm long 3-3.5. Indumentum Presence hairs present, Hair density moderately dense. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Corolla Overall colour white or cream, mauve, purple, lilac or violet or red or pink, Dots or stripes in throat present, Viscidity not viscid. Length mm long 18-24. Indumentum Presence hairy, Glands absent. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Style length mm long 15-17. Stamens Number four. Filament length (free part only)' mm long 4.5-12. Anthers Appendage present. Length mm long 1.2-4.5. 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.