Patersonia occidentalis var. occidentalis

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted herb. Leaves linear-ensiform, 8–55 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, glabrous, except margin sometimes with brown hairs. Inflorescence with scape 10–80 cm long, glabrous, clasped by 1 reduced leaf. Primary bracts elliptic to ovate, 3–5 cm long, brown, glabrous or covered with minute hairs on medial outer surface; margin dry, membranous and brown-streaked for a width of c. 1 mm; involucre 7–20 mm wide; inner (secondary) bracts slightly exserted. Perianth tube 2.5–4 cm long, hairy; outer perianth lobes ovate, 2–3.5 cm long, 1.2–2.2 cm wide, obtuse; inner perianth lobes narrowly ovate. Staminal filaments 4–7 mm long, almost completely united. Ovary hairy. Capsule cylindric, 1.8–2.5 cm long; seeds compressed-ovoid, 2–3 mm long, dark brown; aril absent. Flowers (Apr.–)Sep.–Dec.(–Jan.)

DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, OtP, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also WA, SA, Tas. Widespread, occurring in near-coastal heaths and woodlands, mainly on poorly drained, sandy sites.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-08-04
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-25
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Patersonia occidentalis var. occidentalis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Patersonia occidentalis var. occidentalis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales