Scaevola platyphylla Lindl. Broad-leaved Fanflower
Sketch Veg.Swan R. 26 (1839)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 22 September 1999

Erect, spreading shrub, 0.3-1.3 m high. Fl. blue-purple, Aug to Dec or Jan. Laterite. Hills, breakaways, road verges.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Boddington, Brookton, Chittering, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Moora, Mundaring, Plantagenet, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, West Arthur, Williams, Wongan-Ballidu, York.

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

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 20-60 mm long, 10-34 mm wide, hairy, with sparse, present hairs; margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 20-25 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Presence absent (flowers sessile). Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 1-1.4 mm long, hairy, with dense, simple hairs. Corolla blue or purple, 25-46 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, simple hairs, hairy on the inside, 1.5-4.2 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 13-18 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules one or two. Flowers in January, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) and Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.