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, Tuesday 29 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.