Thryptomene wittweri

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Thryptomene wittweri
Status DECF R.svg
Declared rare  (DEC)
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Thryptomene
Species:
T. wittweri
Binomial name
Thryptomene wittweri

Thryptomene wittweri 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 spreading to rounded shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 1.5 metres (2 to 5 ft). It blooms between April and August producing white-cream flowers.

It is found on breakaways and creek beds in the Gascoyne and Pilbara regions of Western Australia where it grows in skeletal stony soils. [1]

Gascoyne region of Western Australia

The Gascoyne region is one of the nine administrative regions of Western Australia. It is located in the north west of Western Australia, and consists of the local government areas of Carnarvon, Exmouth, Shark Bay and Upper Gascoyne. The Gascoyne has about 600 km (370 mi) of Indian Ocean coastline; extends inland about 500 km (310 mi); and has an area of 138,000 km2 (53,000 sq mi), including islands.

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 wittweri". FloraBase . Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.