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Stirlingia tenuifolia (R.Br.) Steud.

Nomencl.Bot. edn 2, 2:644 (1841)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Perennial, herb or shrub, 0.25-1(-1.5) m high. Fl. cream-yellow, Sep to Nov. White or grey sand, sometimes with gravel. Sandplains, dunes, swampy areas, hillsides.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 8 September 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs; branchlets glabrous, not ribbed. Leaves alternate, 30-90 mm long, glabrous; lamina terete or subterete, twice or more divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib. Inflorescences not viscid; scape 70-150 mm long, hairy; floral bracts 0.8-1 mm long, hairy. Perianth 5-6 mm long, glabrous; ovary hairy, sessile; pistil 5.5-6 mm long, style glabrous. Follicles not viscid. Flowers in September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL), Warren (WAR) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Katanning, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Boyup Brook, Cranbrook, Denmark, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.