Scaevola calliptera Benth.
Endl., Fenzl, Benth. & Schott, Enum.Pl. 70 (1837)

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, 0.1-0.4 m high. Fl. blue-purple, Sep to Dec or Jan. Sand, often with lateritic gravel. Lateritic ridges, sandplains.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Cranbrook, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Victoria Plains, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, York.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 26 May 2020

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 15-55 mm long, 5-20 mm wide, Indumentum hairy, with sparse, present, glandular hairs; margins toothed. Bracteoles present, 12-18 mm long, hairy, with simple, glandular hairs. Absent (flowers sessile) or pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 0.5 mm long, hairy, with simple, glandular hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 5-10 mm long, hairy, with sparse, simple, glandular hairs. Corolla blue or purple, 18-30 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, simple hairs, hairy on the inside; central lobes 10-13 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 8-12 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 2-3 mm wide on the narrower side, 2.5-5 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 8-11 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, hairy; ovules one or two. Flowers in January, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Jarrah Forest (JF), Warren (WAR) and Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.