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Alyogyne hakeifolia (Giord.) Alef.

Oesterr.Bot.Z. 13:12 (1863)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, slender or spreading shrub, 1-3 m high. Fl. blue-purple/purple/cream-yellow, May or Aug to Dec or Jan to Feb. Red sandy soils, rocky loam, limestone. Undulating plains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 19 September 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, with glabrous stems. Leaves 65-125 mm long, 0.8-2 mm wide, not lobed or tripartitely lobed, simply (once-)lobed; margins entire; hairs and scales absent (leaves quite glabrous)with scales absent, Sessile glands absent; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 15-25 mm long; glabrous, with scales absent. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 25-32 mm long, the lobes free, glabrous, Sessile glands absent. Calyx green, 25-27 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, Sessile glands absent, scales absent, Terminal appendages absent, number of ribs absent. Corolla yellow, blue, purple or cream, 45-62 mm long, glabrous. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands absent. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 1.5-2 mm long; anthers 0.8-1.2 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes absent, appendages absent. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 26-30 mm long, with five style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous, wing absent. Fruits dehiscent (capsules and follicles), length-width ratio more or less as long as wide, hairs or scales present, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present, stellate hairs present, Sessile glands absent, tubercle-based simple hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs absent, scales absent; apex rounded; prickles absent (except perhaps a terminal awn); terminal awns or spines absent; calyx persistent to mature fruit, not accrescent; carpels 4-5; seeds per loculus ≥5. Flowering time January, February, May, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Yalgoo, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee and Esperance.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 11 August 2023


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Hampton, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Hampton, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Mardabilla, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Beverley, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coolgardie, Coorow, Corrigin, Cunderdin, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Dundas, Esperance, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Mingenew, Moora, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Narrogin, Northam, Northampton, Perenjori, Ravensthorpe, Shark Bay, Tammin, Victoria Plains, Waroona, Westonia, Wickepin, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.