Baeckea crassifolia Lindl.

Desert Baeckea

in T.Mitch., Three Exped. Australia 2: 114 (1838) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub to 75 cm high. Leaves subsessile, appressed to slightly spreading, linear to narrowly obovate, 1–5 mm long, to 1 mm wide, thick; apex obtuse; base often truncate; petiole short. Flowers solitary in axils, white or pink to pale violet, to 8 mm across; pedicel shorter than leaf; bracteoles thin, concave, caducous; hypanthium obconical; calyx-lobes deltoid to semi-elliptic, red-black; petals broadly ovate, 1.5–2 mm long; stamens 5–12, 1 opposite each petal and sepal when 10, filaments straight; ovary 3-celled, completely fused to hypanthium. Fruit to 2 mm diam.; seeds reniform. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. In Victoria confined to the north-west, mostly in mallee scrub.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Myrtaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Baeckea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Baeckea crassifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Baeckea crassifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory