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Strangea cynanchicarpa (Meisn.) F.Muell.
Heath Strangea

Fragm. 7:132-133 (1871)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Low, many-stemmed, spreading, lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-1(-1.5) m high. Fl. green-purple-brown, Dec or Jan to Feb. Gravelly sand, laterite, deep sandy soils.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 8 September 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs; branchlets hairy, with straight hairs, not ribbed. Leaves alternate, 50-110 mm long, 2-10 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, entire, the margins flat; apex acute. Inflorescences not viscid, green, brown or purple, hairy; floral bracts 2.5-3 mm long, hairy; pedicels 8-10 mm long, hairy. Perianth 9.5-12 mm long; tepals all free after flower opens, hairy; ovary hairy, stipitate, the stipe 3-4 mm long; pistil 13-15 mm long, pollen presenter lateral, style hairy. Follicles not viscid. Flowers in January, February or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 19 January 2024


IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan.