Thryptomene elliottii

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

Thryptomene elliottii is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia. [1]

Myrtaceae family of plants

Myrtaceae or the myrtle family is a family of dicotyledonous plants placed within the order Myrtales. Myrtle, pohutukawa, bay rum tree, clove, guava, acca (feijoa), allspice, and eucalyptus are some notable members of this group. All species are woody, contain essential oils, and have flower parts in multiples of four or five. The leaves are evergreen, alternate to mostly opposite, simple, and usually entire. The flowers have a base number of five petals, though in several genera the petals are minute or absent. The stamens are usually very conspicuous, brightly coloured and numerous.

The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 1.5 metres (1 to 5 ft) in height. It blooms between April and October producing white-pink flowers.

It is found on sand dunes or ridges in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia around the South Australian border and extending into South Australia where it grows in sandy soils. [1]

Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia

The Goldfields-Esperance region is one of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is located in the south eastern corner of Western Australia, and comprises the local government areas of Coolgardie, Dundas, Esperance, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Laverton, Leonora, Menzies, Ngaanyatjarraku and Ravensthorpe.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thryptomene elliottii". FloraBase . Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.