Thryptomene spicata

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Thryptomene spicata
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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. spicata
Binomial name
Thryptomene spicata
Rye & Trudgen

Thryptomene spicata 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 is found in a small area the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia between Carnamah and Coorow. [1]

Wheatbelt (Western Australia) region in Western Australia

The Wheatbelt is one of nine regions of Western Australia defined as administrative areas for the state's regional development, and a vernacular term for the area converted to agriculture during colonisation. It partially surrounds the Perth metropolitan area, extending north from Perth to the Mid West region, and east to the Goldfields-Esperance region. It is bordered to the south by the South West and Great Southern regions, and to the west by the Indian Ocean, the Perth metropolitan area, and the Peel region. Altogether, it has an area of 154,862 square kilometres (59,793 sq mi).

Carnamah, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

Carnamah is a town in the Mid West region of Western Australia, about 307 kilometres (191 mi) north of Perth along the Midlands Road. According to 2006 census, the population of the town is approximately 496.

Coorow, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

Coorow is a town in the Mid West region of Western Australia, 264 kilometres (164 mi) north of Perth.

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References

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