Thryptomene calycina (Lindl.) Stapf

Grampians Thryptomene

Bot. Mag. 149: t. 8995 (1924) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub 1–3 m high, spreading or erect. Leaves oblong to obovate, 5–14 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, sessile, flat, keeled below; apex obtuse, sometimes with a short recurved point. Flowers white, often pinkish in bud, 1–3 in upper leaf axils; pedicel 2–6 mm long; hypanthium obconical, 2–4 mm long, smooth, ribs 5, faint; sepals and petals similar, broadly elliptic, c. 1.5 mm long; stamens 5, filaments less than 0.5 mm long; ovary small, near summit of tube, ovules 2. Flowers mostly Jul.–Nov.

CVU, DunT, GGr, MuM, Wim, *GipP, *Strz. Also ?SA. Confined to the Grampians (see note below) where occurring in heathlands and heathy woodlands mostly on sandy soils. Naturalised at Black Rock (south-east suburb of Melbourne).

The odd disjunct record for Mount Gambier, South Australia, may be the result of plants escaping from cultivation. It is a widely grown species used extensively in the cut-flower trade.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-10-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Thryptomene
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Thryptomene calycina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Thryptomene calycina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales