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Xylomelum angustifolium Meisn.
Sandplain Woody Pear

A.DC., Prodr. 14:423 (1856)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Non-lignotuberous shrub or tree, 2-7(-10) m high. Fl. cream-white, Sep or Dec or Jan to Feb. White/yellow sand. Sandplains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 12 September 1995

Scientific Description

Trees, 3-10 m high; branchlets glabrous, not ribbed. Leaves alternate, 80-150 mm long, 6-10 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle or more or less the same width throughout, entire, the margins flat. Inflorescences not viscid, white or cream. Perianth 6.5-8 mm long; tepals all free after flower opens, hairy, simple-hairy, the hairs spreading, the limb apex hairy all over; ovary hairy, sessile; pistil 6.5-8 mm long, style hairy or glabrous. Follicles glabrous, not viscid, dehiscent, 60-80 mm long. Flowers in January, February, September or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bruce Rock, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Chittering, Coorow, Corrigin, Dandaragan, Dowerin, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Kulin, Merredin, Moora, Northampton, Perenjori, Quairading, Shark Bay, Swan, Tammin, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem.