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Lechenaultia heteromera Benth.
Claw Leschenaultia

Fl.Austral. 4:43 (1868)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Virgate, ascending shrub, 0.25-0.8 m high. Fl. blue/blue & white, Aug to Dec. White sand. Coastal sandplains.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 8 February 2000

Scientific Description

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 5-8 mm long, 0.6-1 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles present, 7-8 mm long, glabrous. Pedicel pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 6-11 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 7.5-9.5 mm long, glabrous. Corolla blue, 15-24 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, hairy on the inside; central lobes 8-11 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 7-9 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.2-0.5 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 10-12 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in August and September. Occurs in the Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) and Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 2 August 2023


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Esperance, Jerramungup, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.