At population 12 most plants were situated along the edge of a firebreak.
- Ensure that dieback hygiene procedures are carried out at all populations.
- Ensure that markers are in place at road verge populations.
- Maintain liaison with landowners.
- Further survey is required, particularly to refind populations 4 and 5.
Bentham (1864), Crisp and Weston (1987), Crisp and Mollemans (1993), Domin (1923), Marchant
(1987), Meisner (1855).
This species was first described in 1990 and is known from five collections, the earliest made in 1984.
It is a perennial herb to 50 cm tall, with a spreading woody rootstock producing a tussock to 40 cm across.
The leaves are linear, up to 20 cm long and 5 mm wide, spirally twisted. The leaf margins have fringes of
soft hairs which point towards the centre of the leaf. The spathe is up to 25 cm long, 1-2 mm wide. It is
brown, with thin, almost transparent margins, and is lanceolate in shape and up to 26 mm long. The
flowers have three broad, spreading sepals to 19 mm long and 14 mm wide, blue-violet in colour. There
are three upright blue-violet petals about 1 mm long. The three yellow stamens are 7-8 mm long and the
style has three stigmatic lobes.
the purple rather than white flowers and brown rather than green spathes, and from
fringed leaf margins and shorter brown spathes.
It has been recorded from a very restricted range of less than 10 km in the Badgingarra area, where it grows
in sand over laterite in low heath.
Current: Priority 2
Populations Known in the Moora District
No. of Plants
Shire Road Verge
- Collect seed for storage according to the protocols of the Threatened Flora Seed Centre at the Western
now Declared Rare Flora (updated at December 1999)
- Further survey is urgently required.
A rounded shrub to 2 m in height, with stiff, terete, linear leaves with sharp points and five longitudinal
grooves. They are 2-8 cm long, 0.9-1.3 mm broad, often crowded. The flowers are borne in terminal or
axillary racemes from the axils of small triangular scale leaves, 0.5-2 mm long. There are 5-30 flowers in
each raceme. The flowers are divided into four bright yellow, glabrous tepals each of which is recurved in
the upper part and has an anther inserted just below the middle. Each anther has a whitish, globular
appendage. The ovary is hairy and the style projects beyond the tepals. The fruit is a warty, elongated
drupe, with a succulent outer coat.
Persoonia chapmaniana is distinctive, resembling only P. pentasticha which occurs further north, and from
which it differs in the densely hairy ovary, and glabrous tepals.
Has been found recently between Moora and Three Springs and is also known from outside the Moora
District between Kalannie and Kulja on the west side of Lake Moore in the Merredin District.
Grows on yellow sandy loam over clay or white to grey sandy clay, in York gum woodland, in open scrub
or in open, low woodland of
Banksia and Actinostrobus species, usually near lakes.
1. N of Marchagee
Shire Road Verge,
- Ensure that road verge populations are marked.
- Maintain liaison with private landowners.
- Further survey is required.
Bentham (1870), Weston (1994).
Persoonia sp. Eneabba (E.A.Griffin 795)]
A small, lignotuberous shrub to 30 cm tall with several erect stems. The leaves are terete, ribbed and stiff
with sharp tips. They are ca. 1-2 cm long, and ca. 0.7-1 mm broad. They are erect and crowded on the
branches. The hairs on the young shoots are less than 1 mm long, the mature shoots become glabrous. The
flowers are narrow, glabrous on the outside, ca. 15 mm long, yellow in colour. The anthers have
appendages, which are triangular at the base, narrowing to a filiform, often sinuate tip 2-4.5 mm long. The
appendage is abruptly reflexed through 90-180 degrees. The ovary is glabrous, the style is thick and
straight with a thickened stigma, and is about as long as the stamens.
filiformis refers to the threadlike anther appendage, which distinguishes this species from all
others in the genus.
Occurs from the Arrowsmith area to the Lesueur area, and south to Badgingarra.
Grows in white sand over lateritic gravel, or yellow sandy gravel, in low open heath sometimes on the
upper slopes of mesas.
This taxon came to notice during the course of this survey, so was not specifically searched for. There are
large areas of uncleared suitable habitat throughout its range.
1.*NW of Mt Lesueur
Regenerates after disturbance from the lignotuber.
- Further survey is necessary to refind all previously vouchered populations.
An annual herb with ascending to erect main stems. The leaves are linear, to 4.5 cm long, succulent and
green, red or purple in colour. The flower heads are distinct, up to 2.8 cm long, cylindrical in shape. There
are tubular florets only and the flower head is surrounded by outer involucral bracts which are herbaceous,
appressed, and linear to lanceolate in shape. The florets are mainly yellow in colour, with the upper part of
the tube usually purple. The fruit is an achene up to 1.9 mm long. It has one pappus bristle at its apex, not
five as in other species of
succulent outer herbaceous bracts around the flower head, which are bright green, not tinged purple.
difference in that at the type locality it grows mainly under
the samphire zone where it grows with
In the Moora District, this species has been reported as occurring in a sandy area near a small lake in a
nature reserve west of Marchagee. This population was not refound during the survey.
Has been collected from Lake Monger and south of Morawa in the Geraldton District and from the eastern
edge of Lake Moore and from south of Pithara in the Merredin District. The total distribution range for the
species is ca. 130 km.
In populations known from other districts it has been found growing in the samphire zone around saltlakes,
on pale red sandy loam, grey or white coarse sand/clay or gravelly loam, sometimes extending into the
W of Marchagee
NE of Badgingarra D
Response to Disturbance
An undescribed taxon related to
An erect to spreading, mid-dense, perennial, tufted sedge, 60-65 cm x 44-55 cm. The stems are slender,
terete, medium green in colour, clothed in dense, white, stellate hairs at the base. The inflorescence is a
panicle 6-8 cm long, the narrow spikelets on pedicels ca. 5 mm long.
Grows in white or grey sand with laterite in low heath or mallee heath often on uplands. Associated
Hakea obliqua, Eucalyptus todtiana, E. drummondii, Nuytsia floribunda, Lambertia
multiflora and Calothamnus sanguineus.
S of Dandaragan
NE of Regans Ford
Alexander Morrison Co
In area of regrowth
7.* N of Eneabba
8.* E of Eneabba
9.* W of Winchester
Population 6 had regenerated from cleared and fertilised farmland.
An undescribed taxon, related to
A tufted herb to 10 cm tall. The basal leaf sheaths are broad, white and membranous. The leaves are
scabrous, linear, pale green in colour. The sheaths of the upper leaves are white and membranous, with the
upper margin with long white, woolly hairs, which surround the small, sessile, few-flowered spikelets.
This species has been collected from two localities in the Moora District from south of Eneabba. It has also
been recorded from the Wongan Hills.
Grows in grey or white sand over laterite, in low heath.
1.* SSE of Eneabba
2.* S of Eneabba
Regrowth stimulated by disturbance on firebreak and cleared land.
Susceptibility to Phytophthora Dieback
- Further survey is required
- Taxonomic work requires completion.
K. Wilson (personal communication).
the young branches. They are narrow and folded with a recurved, acute tip and are 6-15 mm long. The
flowers are grouped in clusters, ca. 1 cm in diameter, surrounded by broad, overlapping, sharp-pointed
bracts which are brown in colour. Each flower has a short but distinct stalk. The calyx is covered with
fine, silky hairs, and is 6-7 mm long, tubular above the ovary and disc with five acute lobes ca. 2.5 mm
long. There are five petals, hood-shaped, enclosing the anthers. They are white to pink in colour, 0.75 mm
long. The ovary is three-celled and inferior and the fruit is a capsule opening by two valves.
This species was described by C.A. Gardner in 1942 as
Barbara Rye has reinstated the genus
required for this species.
One population was found during the survey near Watheroo and the species has been collected in 1968 near
Coorow, 45 km to the north. Another collection made in 1968 indicates that the species has occurred
further west between Watheroo and Eneabba. A collection made in 1947 at Wongan Hills is ca. 90 km
south-east of the only recently surveyed population, so that the species has had a geographic range of at
least 120 km in the past.
The population found during the survey was growing in yellow-brown sandy loam with granite, amongst
low open scrub to 1.5 m and low heath to 0.5 m on south-east facing gentle slopes. Associated species
Hypocalymma sp., Acacia sp. and Grevillea christineae. It has also been recorded growing in
grey sandy soil.
This species is represented by seven collections in the Western Australian Herbarium and had not been
collected for 25 years until found near Watheroo late during this survey. As it had not been included in the
list for the District previously, more survey work is required in the Moora District and also in the Merredin
District where it was collected at Wongan Hills in 1947.
1. NE of Watheroo
- Maintain liaison with landowner.
- Collect seed for storage according to the protocols of the Threatened Flora Seed Centre at the Western
- Further taxonomic research is required.
Bentham (1863), Gardner (1942), B. Rye (personal communication).
This species was known as
by Barbara Rye who has reinstated the genus
long, 3-8 mm wide, on short stalks to 1 mm long. They are widest at the tip, narrowing towards the stalk.
The tip is indented giving the leaf a heart shape. In colour the leaves are dark green above, with a pale,
densely-hairy lower surface.
The short-stalked flowers are clustered in the axils of the leaves. They are cream to white in colour, with a
petal tube ca. 2.5 mm long with five spreading lobes ca. 1.5 mm long.
The specific name refers to the limited range of the species.
Flowering Period: October-November
Distribution and Habitat in the Moora District
This species has been collected from three localities over a range of 8 km to the east of Jurien Bay. It
grows in low woodland over open low heath, in grey sand with lateritic duricrust and gravel, grey-orange
sandy lateritic gravel and sandy loam, and in white sand over sandstone, at the upper edge of breakaways.