Scaevola lanceolata Benth. Long-leaved 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

Erect or decumbent perennial, herb, 0.1-0.5 m high. Fl. white-blue, Aug to Dec. Sandy soils. Winter-wet depressions & swamps.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Boyup Brook, Broomehill-Tambellup, Bunbury, Busselton, Canning, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Chittering, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Jerramungup, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Northam, Northampton, Perth, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Three Springs, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Waroona, West Arthur, Wickepin, Wongan-Ballidu, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 35-110 mm long, 2-5 mm wide, hairy, with dense or sparse, present hairs; margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 4-6 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Flowers Presence absent (flowers sessile). Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 0-1 mm long, hairy, with dense, simple hairs. Corolla white or mauve, 9-15 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, simple hairs, hairy on the inside, 0.3-1 mm wide; outer lobes 3-7 mm long. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 6-7 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules one or two. Flowers in August, 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.