Thryptomene naviculata

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

Thryptomene naviculata 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 rounded shrub typically grows to a height of 1.5 metres (5 ft). It blooms between May and September producing pink-white flowers.

It is found on sand dunes in the Little Sandy Desert in the Pilbara region of Western Australia where it grows in sandy soils. [1]

Little Sandy Desert desert in Western Australia

The Little Sandy Desert, an interim Australian bioregion, is a desert located in Western Australia south of the Great Sandy Desert and west of the Gibson Desert.

Pilbara Place in Western Australia, Australia

The Pilbara is a large, dry, thinly populated region in the north of Western Australia. It is known for its Aboriginal peoples; its ancient landscapes; the red earth; its vast mineral deposits, in particular iron ore; and as a global biodiversity hotspot for subterranean fauna.

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References

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