Skip to main content

Anthotium junciforme (de Vriese) D.A.Morrison

Nuytsia 7:55 (1989)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Open, erect to prostrate perennial, herb, 0.05-0.4 m high, leaves linear to terete, 0.5-1 mm wide; flowering stems 12-40 cm long. Fl. blue-violet-purple, Nov or Jan to Mar. Sandy clay, clay. Winter-wet depressions, drainage lines.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 8 February 2000

Scientific Description

Stems ribbed. Leaves compressed, 60-210 mm long, 1.2-1.5 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles present, 3-3.5 mm long, glabrous. Pedicel absent (flowers sessile). Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 2.5-6 mm long, glabrous. Corolla purple, 7.5-15 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 4.5-6 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 6.5-8 mm long, wing present on one side only, 0.3-0.5 mm wide. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 5.5-7.5 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules more than two. Flowers in January, February 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.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 2 August 2023


IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Lesueur Sandplain, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Canning, Capel, Cockburn, Dardanup, Gingin, Gosnells, Harvey, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, South Perth, Swan, Three Springs, Wanneroo, Waroona.