Prostanthera magnifica C.A.Gardner Magnificent Prostanthera
J.Roy.Soc.Western Australia 27:196 (1942)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 23 December 1996

Slender or spreading, erect shrub, 0.4-2.5 m high. Fl. blue-purple-pink, Aug to Nov. Red sand, sandy loam, clay. Granite outcrops & hills, in rock crevices, ironstone hills & ridges.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Murchison, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Eastern Murchison, Geraldton Hills, Southern Cross, Tallering.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cue, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Menzies, Merredin, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Murchison, Northampton, Perenjori, Sandstone, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Friday 4 August 2017

Shrubs. Stems, cross section square. Peltate scales absent. Leaves 10-30 mm long, 3-8 mm wide, opposite, entire, with simple hairs, not bullate, not viscid. Margins entire. Bracteoles present, 3.7-6.5 mm long. Bracts absent. Pedicel present, 2.5-3.5 mm long, with simple hairs, peltate scales hairs present. Calyx with two lobes, 5.5-17 mm long, accrescent, with simple hairs, not bullate. Corolla mauve, purple, lilac or violet or red or pink, 16-20 mm long, Dots or stripes in throat present, wih simple hairs, not viscid, with four stamens, style 19-21 mm long, filament 5.5-9 mm long, anthers 1.7-2.2 mm long. Appendage present. Flowering time August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaeam, IBRA Bioregion Yalgoo, Murchison, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains or Avon Wheatbelt.