Lechenaultia tubiflora R.Br. Heath Leschenaultia
Prodr. 581 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 20 March 1996

Prostrate to ascending perennial, herb or shrub, 0.05-0.3(-0.7) m high. Fl. red-yellow-green-cream-white, Aug to Dec or Jan. White/grey or yellow sand, often over granite or limestone. Sandplains, sand dunes.


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 P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Carnamah, Coorow, Corrigin, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dandaragan, Denmark, Dumbleyung, Esperance, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kellerberrin, Kojonup, Kulin, Moora, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Tammin, West Arthur, Wickepin, Woodanilling, York.

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

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 3-11 mm long, 0.3-0.7 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous), papillate; margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Flowers Presence pedicellate, the pedicels 3-4 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 4.5-7 mm long, glabrous. Corolla red or cream, 9-18 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, hairy on the inside, 0.3-0.6 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 13-14 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in January, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL), Warren (WAR) and Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.