Scaevola aemula R.Br. Fairy Fan-flower
Prodr. 584 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 8 August 2001

Ascending to decumbent perennial, herb, to 0.5 m high. Fl. blue/white, Aug to Dec or Jan to Mar.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Recherche.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 5 March 2019

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 7-30 mm long, 1.5-4 mm wide, hairy, with sparse, present hairs; margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 5-7 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Presence absent (flowers sessile). Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 5-9 mm long, hairy, with sparse, simple hairs. Corolla white, blue or mauve, 12-16 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, simple hairs, hairy on the inside; central lobes 3.5-5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 5-6 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.3-0.5 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 7-8 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, hairy; ovules one or two. Flowers in January, February, March, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Coolgardie (COO) and Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) and South West (SW) Botanical Province.