Scaevola basedowii Carolin

Telopea 2:73 (1980)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Stiff, erect perennial, herb, 0.2-0.6 m high. Fl. blue-purple/white, May to Dec. Red or yellow sand. Sand dunes, sandplains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 20 March 1996

Scientific Description

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 20-40 mm long, 15-20 mm wide, Indumentum hairy, with sparse, present hairs; margins entire. Bracteoles present, 1.5-2 mm long, hairy, with simple, glandular hairs. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 13-25 mm long, hairy, with simple, glandular hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 1.2-1.5 mm long, hairy, with dense, simple, glandular hairs. Corolla mauve or cream, 21-28 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, simple, glandular hairs, hairy on the inside; central lobes 7-10 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 7-9.5 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.5-1.2 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 10-15 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules one or two. Flowers in May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Murchison (MUR), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Central Ranges (CR), Gibson Desert (GD), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Little Sandy Desert(LSD) and Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) and South West (SW) Botanical Province.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 25 February 2021


IBRA Regions
Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions
Central, Eastern Murchison, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, Maralinga, Shield, Southern Cross, Trainor.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
East Pilbara, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Laverton, Leonora, Menzies, Ngaanyatjarraku, Wiluna, Yilgarn.