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Hibiscus drummondii Turcz.
Drummond's Hibiscus

Bull.Soc.Imp.Naturalistes Moscou 31 (1):195 (1858)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, open shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. blue-purple/pink, Aug to Oct. Red sandy soils. Amongst limestone rocks.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 20 September 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, with hairy stems. Leaves 32-40 mm long, 18-40 mm wide, tripartitely lobed, simply (once-)lobed; margins crenate; hairy, with stellate hairswith scales absent, Sessile glands absent; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 5-8 mm long. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 30 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs present, with scales absent. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 9-10 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs presentwith scales absent, Sessile glands absent. Calyx green, 15-18 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, Sessile glands absent, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) absent, stellate hairs present, tubercle-based simple hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs absent, scales absent, Terminal appendages absent, number of ribs absent. Corolla pink, blue or purple, 35-40 mm long, glabrous. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands absent. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 1.2-1.5 mm long; anthers 0.8-1 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes absent, appendages absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, simple hairs absent, stellate hairs present, gland-tipped hairs absent; style 1, 17-18 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, 20-28 mm long, accrescent; seeds per loculus 1. Flowering time August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Murchison, Geraldton Sandplains and Avon Wheatbelt.

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Murchison, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Edel, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Mann-Musgrave Block, Mardabilla, Merredin, Western Murchison, Wooramel.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Chapman Valley, Dandaragan, Dundas, Greater Geraldton, Mingenew, Mount Marshall, Murchison, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northampton, Shark Bay.