Thryptomene saxicola

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Thryptomene saxicola
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Thryptomene
Species:
T. saxicola
Binomial name
Thryptomene saxicola
Synonyms
  • Astraea saxicola(A.Cunn. ex Hook.) Schauer
  • Baeckea saxicolaA.Cunn. ex Otto & A.Dietr. nom. illeg.
  • Baeckea saxicola(Schauer) F.Muell.
  • Baeckea saxicolaA.Cunn. ex Hook
  • Bucheria saxicola (A.Cunn. ex Hook.) Heynh.
  • Gomphotis saxicola(A.Cunn. ex Hook.) Raf.
  • Paryphantha camphorata F.Muell. ex Miq. nom. inval.
  • Scholtzia decandraF.Muell.

Thryptomene saxicola, commonly known as rock thryptomene, is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae. [1] [2] It grows to between 0.3 and 1.5 metres high and produces white or pink flowers between February and November in the species' native range. The species 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.

Western Australia State in Australia

Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11 percent of the national total – of whom the vast majority live in the south-west corner, 79 per cent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.

Cultivars include:

<i>Thryptomene</i> F.C. Payne

Thryptomene 'F.C. Payne', commonly known as Payne's thryptomene, is an Australian native plant cultivar that is widely grown in Australia. It is a selected form of Thryptomene saxicola, a species from Western Australia.

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Thryptomene hyporhytis is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae. It grows to between 0.2 and 0.7 metres high and produces white or pink flowers between June and October in the species' native range. The species is endemic to Western Australia.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thryptomene saxicola". FloraBase . Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  2. 1 2 "Thryptomene saxicola". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  3. 1 2 3 Spencer, Roger (2002). Horticultural Flora of South Eastern Australia. UNSW Press.
  4. 1 2 Elliot, Rodger (2008). Australian Plants for Gardens in the Sun. Rosenberg Publishing. p. 116.