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Stirlingia anethifolia (R.Br.) Endl.

Iconogr.Gen.Pl. 11 (1841)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, 0.15-0.7 m high. Fl. yellow, Sep to Nov. White or grey sand, sandy clay. Undulating sandplains.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 15 January 1997

Scientific Description

Shrubs; branchlets glabrous, ribbed. Leaves alternate, 30-170 mm long, glabrous; petiole glabrous; lamina terete or compressed, twice or more divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 30-115 mm. Inflorescences not viscid, cream or yellow; scape 80-400 mm long, hairy or glabrous; floral bracts 0.8-1.5 mm long, hairy or glabrous. Perianth 4.2-5.5 mm long, glabrous; ovary hairy, sessile; pistil 4-5.5 mm long, style glabrous. Follicles not viscid, dehiscent. Flowers in September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, 26 May 2023


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
Eucla, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Esperance, Jerramungup, Kent, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.