Scaevola microphylla (de Vriese) Benth. Small-leaved Scaevola
Fl.Austral. 4:100-101 (1868)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 20 March 1996

Prostrate to decumbent or erect perennial, herb (with woody base), 0.1-0.5(-1) m high. Fl. blue-purple, Sep to Dec or Jan to Mar. Sand, loam, clay. Low ridges, creeks.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Denmark, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet, Waroona.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 4 February 2020

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 15-55 mm long, 5-30 mm wide, Indumentum hairy, with sparse, present hairs; margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 6-7 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 1-15 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 5-8 mm long, hairy, with sparse, simple hairs. Corolla white, blue or pink, 9-15 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, simple hairs, hairy on the inside; central lobes 3.5-7 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 3.5-7.5 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.4-0.8 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 6-7 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules one or two. Flowers in January, February, March, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Jarrah Forest (JF) and Warren (WAR) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.