Taxandria marginata (Labill.) J.R.Wheeler & N.G.Marchant

Nuytsia 16: 425 (2007) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Dense erect shrub to 3 m high; bark papery, shedding in strips; branchlets softly hairy. Leaves obovate to elliptic, often broadly so, 9–28 mm long, 4–10 mm wide, more or less flat, initially hairy, becoming sparsely sericeous or glabrescent, leaf margins usually fringed with appressed hairs, apex obtuse or somewhat acuminate; venation prominent, with 3–5 longitudinal veins; petiole 1–5 mm long. Flowers in axillary or terminal clusters; bract obtuse, hairy in distal half; hypanthium obconic, 2–3 mm long, hairy in distal part; sepals broadly ovate-triangular, 0.8–1.5 mm long, densely hairy; petals 1.5–3 mm long, white. Capsule cup-shaped to broadly turbinate, 2.5–3.5 mm diam., usually shortly hairy in distal half. Flowers Feb–Aug.

*GipP. Native to WA.

In Victoria, known from a single collection on the Mornington Peninsula, plants apparently escaping cultivation.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-06-16
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-08
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Taxandria
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Taxandria marginata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Taxandria marginata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia