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Lechenaultia galactites L.W.Sage

Nuytsia 16:158-160, Fig. 1 (2006)
Conservation Code
Priority Three
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, robust shrub (sub-shrub), to 0.6 m high. Fl. blue-white, Jun to Oct. Yellow sand, clay, gravel, laterite. Sandplains.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 12 April 2007

Scientific Description

Stems ribbed or unribbed. Leaves flat, 4-9 mm long, 1-1.2 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles present, 5-7.5 mm long, glabrous. Pedicel pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 10-20 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 5-6 mm long, glabrous. Corolla white or blue, 15-21 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, with sparse, hairy on the inside; central lobes 9-10 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 7.5-9 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 2.2-3 mm wide on the narrower side, 2.2 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 7-9 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in June, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province. Conservation Code: Conservation code Priority Three (P3).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Merredin.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Koorda, Mount Marshall, Perenjori, Westonia, Wongan-Ballidu.