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Guichenotia angustifolia (Turcz.) Druce

Rep.Bot.Exch.Club Brit.Isles 4:625 (1917)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, prostrate or climbing shrub, 0.15-0.9 m high. Fl. purple-blue/pink, Aug to Oct. Red sand, sandy clay, loam. Hillslopes, rocky ironstone knolls.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 September 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, with hairy stems. Leaves 15-32 mm long, 1.5-7 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairy, with stellate hairswith scales absent, Sessile glands absent; stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 4-12 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 10-25 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs present, with scales absent. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 3-4 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) absent, stellate hairs present, gland-tipped hairs absentwith scales absent, Sessile glands absent. Calyx pink, blue or mauve, 8-22 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, Sessile glands absent, stellate hairs present, scales absent, Terminal appendages absent, number of ribs present, three. Corolla 2-3 mm long, glabrous, scales absent. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands absent. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 3-3.5 mm long; anthers 3.7-4.5 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes absent, appendages absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, simple hairs absent, stellate hairs present, gland-tipped hairs absent; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 3-4 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous, wing absent. Flowering time August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt and Jarrah Forest.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 11 August 2023


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bruce Rock, Chapman Valley, Corrigin, Cunderdin, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Kellerberrin, Mingenew, Northam, Northampton, Pingelly, Tammin, Three Springs, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wongan-Ballidu.