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Crowea angustifolia var. platyphylla Benth.
Bush Crowea

Fl.Austral. 1:330 (1863)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect or spreading shrub, 0.3-3.5 m high, leaves elliptic to obovate. Fl. pink/white, Sep to Dec. Sandy, gravelly soils. Granite outcrops & slopes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 20 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, 30-45 mm long, 3-12 mm wide, flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicels 3.5-4.5 mm long; calyx present, 3-5 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; corolla pink or white or cream, petals five, 10-16 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 5-7 mm long, smooth, ciliate (with a marginal fringe of hairs); anthers 2-3.4 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA region(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 14 November 2023


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Katanning, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Cranbrook, Denmark, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet.