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Thespesia populneoides (Roxb.) Kostel.

Allg.Med.Pharm.Fl. 5:186 (1836)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub or tree, 1.5-5(-8) m high. Fl. yellow, Feb or Apr to Aug. Coastal regions, often on the landward side of mangroves or tidal creeks.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 25 September 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub or tree, with glabrous or scaly stems. Leaves 80-205 mm long, 50-140 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairywith scales scales, Sessile glands absent; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 35-40 mm long. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present; indumentum present, with scales scales. Corolla yellow, 25 mm long, hairs or scales present, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) absent, stellate hairs absent, tubercle-based simple hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs absent, scales present. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands absent. Stamens many. Flowering time February, April, May, June, July or August. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion North Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte and Dampierland.

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


IBRA Regions
Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions
Berkeley, Keep, Mitchell, Pentecost, Pindanland.
IMCRA Regions
Canning, Kimberley.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley.