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Dischisma arenarium E.Mey.

Comm.Pl.Afr.Austr. 251 (1838)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Prostrate or decumbent annual, herb, 0.03-0.2 m high. Fl. white, Aug to Nov. White or grey calcareous sand. Coastal areas, sand dunes, track edges.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 13 August 2007


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, Shark Bay, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Cambridge, Capel, Cockburn, Dandaragan, Denmark, Esperance, Fremantle, Gingin, Harvey, Irwin, Kwinana, Mandurah, Manjimup, Nannup, Northampton, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Shark Bay, Stirling, Wanneroo, Waroona.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

General Biology. Growth form. Herb. Life form. Annual. Reproduction. Seed.

Notes. Prefers calcareous sandy soils.

Additional information. Similar exotic species. Dischisma capitatum.

Suggested method of management and control. Spot spray 0.2% glyphosate. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Germination           Y Y            
Active Growth           Y Y Y Y Y Y    
Flowering               Y Y Y Y    
Fruiting                     Y Y  
Herbicide Treatment             Y Y Y        

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



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