Thryptomene striata

Last updated

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

Thryptomene striata 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 compact shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 1 metre (2 to 3 ft). It blooms in September producing pink-purple flowers.

It is found in the Mid West region of Western Australia between Geraldton and Northampton where it grows in sandy to loamy soils with ironstone. [1]

Mid West (Western Australia) Region in Western Australia

The Mid West region is one of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is a sparsely populated region extending from the west coast of Western Australia, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north and south of its administrative centre of Geraldton and inland to 450 kilometres (280 mi) east of Wiluna in the Gibson Desert.

Northampton, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

Northampton is a town 52 kilometres (32 mi) north of Geraldton, in the Mid West region of Western Australia. At the 2011 census, the town had a population of 868. The town contains a National Trust building. The town lies on the North West Coastal Highway. Originally called The Mines, Northampton was gazetted in 1864 and named after the colony's Governor, John Hampton. The town was sited in the Nokanena Brook valley, between the hamlets around the two major copper mines in the area, the Wanerenooka and the Gwalla.

Ironstone sedimentary rock

Ironstone is a sedimentary rock, either deposited directly as a ferruginous sediment or created by chemical replacement, that contains a substantial proportion of an iron compound from which iron can be smelted commercially. This term is customarily restricted to hard coarsely banded, nonbanded, and noncherty sedimentary rocks of post-Precambrian age. The Precambrian deposits, which have a different origin, are generally known as banded iron formations. The iron minerals comprising ironstones can consist either of oxides, i.e. limonite, hematite, and magnetite; carbonates, i.e. siderite; silicates, i.e. chamosite; or some combination of these minerals.

Related Research Articles

<i>Thryptomene</i> genus of plants

Thryptomene is a genus of small shrubs in the family Myrtaceae described as a genus in 1838. The entire genus is endemic to Australia.

<i>Thryptomene baeckeacea</i> species of plant

Thryptomene baeckeacea is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae. It grows to between 0.2 and 1.2 metres high and produces white, pink or purple flowers between May and October in the species' native range. The species is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene australis, commonly known as hook-leaf thryptomene, is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene biseriata is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene caduca is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene calciola is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene cuspidata is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene decussata is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene denticulata is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene dampieri is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene duplicata is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

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

Thryptomene eremaea is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene johnsonii is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene naviculata is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene nealensis is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene racemulosa is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene stenophylla is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene urceolaris is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

Thryptomene wittweri is a shrub species in the family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

References

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