Scaevola spinescens R.Br. Currant Bush
Prodr. 586 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 8 February 2000

Rigid, divaricate & spiny shrub, 0.2-2 m high, with dwarf branchlets. Fl. white-cream/yellow, Jan to Dec.

Distribution

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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Dampierland, Esperance Plains, Gascoyne, Geraldton Sandplains, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Hampton, Little Sandy Desert, Mallee, Murchison, Nullarbor, Pilbara, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Augustus, Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Cape Range, Carnegie, Central, Central band, Nullarbor Plain, Chichester, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Eastern, Maralinga, Edel, Fitzgerald, Fortescue, Geraldton Hills, Hamersley, Hampton, Lateritic Plain, Lesueur Sandplain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, Mardabilla, McLarty, Northern band, Carlisle, Pindanland, Recherche, Roebourne, Rudall, Shield, Southern Cross, Tallering, Trainor, Western Mallee, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Abrolhos Islands, Canning, Central West Coast, Ningaloo, Pilbara (nearshore), Pilbara (offshore), Shark Bay.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Bruce Rock, Carnamah, Carnarvon, Chapman Valley, Coolgardie, Coorow, Cue, Dalwallinu, Dowerin, Dundas, East Pilbara, Esperance, Exmouth, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Halls Creek, Irwin, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Karratha, Kent, Kondinin, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Merredin, Mingenew, Moora, Morawa, Mount Magnet, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Murchison, Narembeen, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northampton, Nungarin, Perenjori, Port Hedland, Ravensthorpe, Sandstone, Shark Bay, Three Springs, Trayning, Upper Gascoyne, Victoria Plains, Westonia, Wiluna, Wongan-Ballidu, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 7 June 2016

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 6-40 mm long, 1-8 mm wide, glabrous; margins entire. Bracteoles present, 2-4 mm long, glabrous. Flowers pedicellate, the pedicels 8-12 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, 0-0.3 mm long, glabrous. Corolla white, yellow, cream or green, 8-14 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, hairy on the inside, 0.3-0.6 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 5-8 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules one or two. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Pilbara (PIL), Yalgoo (YAL), Murchison (MUR), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Coolgardie (COO), Carnarvon (CAR), Hampton (HAM), Central Ranges (CR), Gascoyne (GAS), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Little Sandy Desert(LSD), Nullabar (NUL), Dampier land (DL), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Mallee (MAL) and Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA Region(s), of the Northern (N), Eremaean (E) and South West (SW) Botanical Province.