Scaevola oxyclona F.Muell. Tangled Fanflower
Fragm. 10:58-59 (1876)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 21 March 1996

Divaricate, spiny shrub, 0.1-1.5 m high. Fl. blue-purple, Aug to Dec. Sandy soils, stony loam or clay. Rocky outcrops & low ranges.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield, Mardabilla, Southern Cross.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coolgardie, Dundas.

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

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 7-15 mm long, 3-8 mm wide, hairy, with sparse, present hairs; margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 2.5-3.5 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Presence absent (flowers sessile). Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 3.5-4 mm long, hairy, with dense, simple hairs. Corolla blue or mauve, 15-20 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, simple hairs, hairy on the inside; central lobes 6-9 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 5.3 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.7-1.2 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 8-10 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, hairy; ovules one or two. Flowers in August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Coolgardie (COO) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) Botanical Province.