Scaevola canescens Benth. Grey Scaevola
Endl., Fenzl, Benth. & Schott, Enum.Pl. 69 (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 shrub, 0.1-0.5 m high. Fl. white/white-purple, Mar to Oct. Sand, often with lateritic gravel, limestone.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Dandaragan Plateau, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cambridge, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Claremont, Cockburn, Coorow, Cottesloe, Dandaragan, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Kalamunda, Mandurah, Melville, Mingenew, Moora, Mundaring, Nedlands, Northampton, Perth, Rockingham, Shark Bay, South Perth, Stirling, Swan, Three Springs, Wanneroo, Waroona.

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

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 10-75 mm long, 2-10 mm wide, Indumentum hairy, with dense, present hairs; margins entire. Bracteoles present, 2.5-4 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 0.5-1 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 2.5-3 mm long, hairy, with dense, simple hairs. Corolla white, 8.5-10 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, simple hairs, hairy on the inside, 0.3-0.8 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 3-6 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules one or two. Flowers in March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) and Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.