Scaevola anchusifolia Benth.
Endl., Fenzl, Benth. & Schott, Enum.Pl. 68 (1837)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 20 March 1996

Erect or decumbent shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high. Fl. blue/blue-white, Jun to Nov. White/grey or red sand, clay loam. Limestone ridges, sand dunes, coastal plains.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Edel, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, Shark Bay, Zuytdorp.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Capel, Carnarvon, Chittering, Coorow, Cottesloe, Dandaragan, Fremantle, Harvey, Kwinana, Mandurah, Manjimup, Northampton, Perth, Rockingham, Shark Bay, Waroona.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 4 February 2020

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 20-85 mm long, 1.5-8 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous) or hairy, with dense, absent, glandular hairs; margins entire. Bracteoles present, 6-10 mm long, glabrous. Absent (flowers sessile). Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 7-11 mm long, hairy, with sparse, simple hairs. Corolla blue or mauve, 13-20 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, simple hairs, hairy on the inside; central lobes 7-11 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 7-9.5 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.7-0.8 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 8-12 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules one or two. Flowers in June, July, August, September, October and November. Occurs in the Carnarvon (CAR), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) and Warren (WAR) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) Botanical Province.