Diaspasis filifolia R.Br. Thread-leaved Diaspasis
Prodr. 586-587 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 7 March 1996

Erect to sprawling, slender perennial, herb or shrub, 0.15-0.5(-0.8) m high. Fl. white/pink/purple, Sep to Dec or Jan to Feb or May. Sandy or clayey soils. Bogs & seasonally wet areas.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta-Margaret River, Busselton, Capel, Cranbrook, Denmark, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Friday 15 June 2018

Stems unribbed. Leaves compressed or flat, 15-55 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, hairy, with sparse, present hairs; margins entire. Bracteoles present, 8-12 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Flowers Presence absent (flowers sessile), hairy, with simple hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 0.2-1.4 mm long, glabrous. Corolla white, pink or purple, 10-16 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, simple hairs, hairy on the inside, 1-2.5 mm wide. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 1.5-2 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules one or two. Flowers in January, February, May, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Jarrah Forest (JF) and Warren (WAR) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.