Database searches indicate that 123 Priority Flora occur within a 2 km buffer of the Study Area, or
have been recorded in the vicinity of the Study Area (Table C.1, Appendix C). When information from
surveys carried out at Jack Hills, Weld Range, Oakajee and Central Tallering by the DEC, Mattiske
Consulting and ecologia, is collated, an additional 31 Priority Flora not produced by the DEC database
searches could potentially occur within the Study Area (Table C.2, Appendix C).
Fifty‐seven Priority Flora taxa were recorded in the Study Area during the ecologia survey (including
the vulnerable Priority 4 taxon Eucalyptus blaxellii) (Table 5.7).
Priority Flora Taxa Recorded in the Study Area
Acacia lineolata subsp. multilineata
Chamelaucium sp. Yalgoo (Y. Chadwick 1816)
Lepidosperma sp. Moresby Range (R.J. Cranfield 2751)
OPR Rail Proposal – Vegetation and Flora Assessment
The coordinates for the Priority Flora recorded during the survey are listed in Table G.1, Appendix G
and their locations are plotted on Figures G.1 to G.5, Appendix G.
Voucher forms for the 57 Priority Flora taxa collected during the current survey will be submitted to
the WAHERB and have been included electronically as Appendix L.
The biological characteristics, known distributions and photographs of the Priority Flora recorded in
the Study Area are detailed in Table 5.8.
A dense, rounded shrub growing from 0.5 m to
2 m in height. Its phyllodes are erect and the
yellow, globular flowers are produced from June
(Photograph on right by S.J. Patrick. Image used
Herbarium, Department of Environment and
Accessed on Thursday, 3 December 2009) and
growth habit again (right) (Photography:
Mullewa, east of
and the locality of
A bushy low shrub to 1.5 m high. This species
produces white/pink/purple flowers during
August and September.
Yalgoo, near Blue
Hills, along Morawa‐
Yalgoo Road, and
An upright, leafless, semi‐succulent herb that
grows to between 0.4 and 1 m, although it has
been recorded as growing to 2 m. The stems are
light green, and have a bluish‐grey waxy light
covering. When broken a white sap is exuded
from the stems. The rarely present leaves are
narrow, lanceolate, opposite and are held
horizontally. The flowers are produced at the top
of the branches, are green and look like a ball and
cup. The fruit are green to reddish and when split
open have pinkish brown seeds.
quartzite hills but
has been located
on flat plains at
Station. Also East
Mount Giles and
George Gill Range in
An annual herb, growing to between 0.05 to
0.1 m in height. The base of the plant is often
thickened. The leaves are opposite, green and
fleshy looking and pale yellow to white flowers
are produced between August and October
Loamy soils and
species is also
Carnarvon Road and
Moresby Range (R.J.
A tufted herb growing to 0.5 m high. The stems
are flat, sticky to touch along the margins and
have a prominent midrib, especially towards the
base of the plant. The stem bases are yellow
becoming red‐brown. The flowering heads are
dense, ovate and there are between 4‐9 clumps
per stalk that are sometimes sticky. The stalks
are green and rounded but become flattened at
the base of the flower heads. The flower bracts
are brown with an obvious light brown or cream
margin. The seeds are olive green.
Western end of
Range where it
occurs in Acacia
laterite slopes or
An upright shrub growing to a height of
approximately 3 m. This species has grey to
white gnarled bark and from June to September
produces cream to yellow flowers.
Sandy to gravely
soil and on
A low shrub growing to 0.5 m in height.
Morawa and 4.9 km
north of Morawa.
An upright shrub growing to 1.5 m tall. Mature
branches have smooth barked while juvenile
branches have long white hairs on them. The
terete leaves are 30 to 60 mm in length, 1 to 1.5
mm in diameter and are alternate, sessile, erect
and curve inwards towards the branches. The
upper surface of the leaves also has a shallow
groove. White/cream flowers are produced along
approximately 10 mm long and 3 to 4 mm wide
(Cranfield, & Macfarlane, 2007).
Soil pockets of
white gritty clay
on laterite /
A low shrub that grows 0.3 m to 1 m and
generally produces tiny yellow flowers in June.
The leaves are obovate with a notched tip, are a
light to medium green, and are approximately
0.5‐2 cm long and 0.2‐0.8 cm wide.
Grows on red
sand plains in
open Acacia –
has been found
rocky hill crests
and slopes on the
open shrub that grows to 2 m high. Its pink
flowers are produced in September.
The identity of the specimen collected could not
fruiting material on it. However, the specimen
collected closely matches Scholtzia sp. Binnu
(M.E. Trudgen 2218).
(Photography M. Kealley. Image used with the
Department of Environment and Conservation
Accessed on Thursday, 3 December 2009).
Indarra Reserve, 60
km north‐east of
Northampton and 40
km east of Binnu.
A low, diffuse shrub that grows to 0.75 m in
height and produces pink flowers in September.
Banks of rivers
and on river
wet, pale brown
clay and grey
Gregory, 7 Mile
and along the
Gascoyne and Yalgar
A shrub that grows to 0.5 m in height. The
violet/pink flowers of this species is produced
from September to November.
Yellow sand and
sandy loam soil.
Reserve, East Yuna
and Mount Magnet.
An erect, lignotuberous shrub growing to
approximately 1.2 m in height. White flowers are
produced from July to October.
Rocky sandy loam
Bella Vista Nature
NO PHOTO AVAILABLE
Howatharra (D. & N.
A compact, dense shrub growing to 0.6 m in
height. This species produces white flowers in
Moresby Ranges and
Scholtzia sp. East
Yuna (A.C. Burns 6)
A shrub that typically grows to 2 m high. The pink
flowers are produced in August.
Reserve and north of
A shrub that grows between 0.6 m and 1 m in
height. The white/pink flowers are produced
from August to November.
Bindoo Hill Nature
Nature Reserve and
west of Mullewa.
A spreading shrub that grows from 0.3 m to 2 m
high. The pink to purple flowers are produced
from June to August.
(Photography B.L. Rye. Image used with the
comprising red to
yellow sand or
Regional Park, Mount
Giles Road, Scott
Road and Spalding
A spreading shrub growing from 0.3 m to 1.5 m in
height. The globular flowers are yellow and are
produced in August. The phyllodes are 5 mm
long, small, fleshy and thick.
(Photography S.J. Patrick. Image used with the
Yellow or red
sand to gravelly
Yuna, Eradu, East
Road and Bindoo Hill