Thryptomene australis

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Thryptomene australis
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Thryptomene
Species:
T. australis
Binomial name
Thryptomene australis

Thryptomene australis, commonly known as hook-leaf thryptomene, is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia. [1]

The shrub has an erect, bushy and spreading habit and typically grows to a height of 0.8 to 3.5 metres (3 to 11 ft) in height. It blooms between July and November producing white flowers. [2]

It is found on hills, plains, around salt lakes and creeklines and in firebreaks in the southern Wheatbelt and Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia where it grows in gravelly, sandy, clay or loamy soils over granite. [1]

There are two recognised subspecies:

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thryptomene australis". FloraBase . Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  2. Pieroni, Margaret (2001), Thryptomene australis, T. duplicata, T. eremaea [art original], [s.n.], retrieved 23 February 2020
  3. "Thryptomene australis subsp. brachyandra". FloraBase . Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.