Scaevola crassifolia Labill. Thick-leaved Fan-flower
Nov.Holl.Pl. 1:56 (1805)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 20 March 1996

Erect or decumbent, viscid shrub, 0.1-1.5 m high. Fl. blue/white, Jul to Dec or Jan to Feb. Sand. Coastal dunes, plains & limestone cliffs.


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

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Dampierland, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Hampton, Jarrah Forest, Pilbara, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Cape Range, Chichester, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Hampton, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth, Pindanland, Recherche, Roebourne, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Abrolhos Islands, Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, Ningaloo, Pilbara (nearshore), Pilbara (offshore), Shark Bay, WA South Coast, Zuytdorp.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Ashburton, Augusta-Margaret River, Broome, Busselton, Capel, Carnarvon, Chapman Valley, Cockburn, Coorow, Cottesloe, Dandaragan, Donnybrook-Balingup, Dundas, Esperance, Exmouth, Fremantle, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Jerramungup, Joondalup, Karratha, Manjimup, Nannup, Northampton, Port Hedland, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Shark Bay, Wanneroo.

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

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 25-75 mm long, 5-30 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 5-7 mm long, glabrous. Presence absent (flowers sessile). Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 3-3.5 mm long, glabrous. Corolla blue or mauve, 10-12 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, hairy on the inside; central lobes 4-9 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 4-10 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.5-0.6 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 7-9 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules one or two. Flowers in January, February, July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Pilbara (PIL), Carnarvon (CAR), Hampton (HAM), Dampier land (DL), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Jarrah Forest (JF), Warren (WAR) and Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA Region(s), of the Northern (N), Eremaean (E) and South West (SW) Botanical Province.