Thryptomene eremaea

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Thryptomene eremaea
Status DECF P2.svg
Priority Two — Poorly Known Taxa (DEC)
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Thryptomene
Species:
T. eremaea
Binomial name
Thryptomene eremaea
Rye & Trudgen

Thryptomene eremaea 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 erect and open shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 1.5 metres (2 to 5 ft) in height. It blooms between July and September producing white-pink flowers.

It is found on sand plains in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia north of Kalgoorlie 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 eremaea". FloraBase . Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.