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Coleonema pulchellum I.Williams

J.S.African Bot. 47:89 (1981)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, simple, 5-12 mm long, 0.4-0.5 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers axillary, solitary or terminal. solitary; pedicels 0.5 mm long; calyx present, 2.5-4 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous except for a ciliate marginal fringe, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla pink, petals five, 6-6.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens the same number as petals, 2-2.2 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, with an appendage; style 2 mm long. Flowers in May. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Harvey, Mandurah, Perth, Wanneroo.