Scaevola spinescens var. rufa
'Scaevola' left handed and 'spinescens' becoming spiny
Distribution and status
Found across South Australia except for Kangaroo Island, the South East and Southern Mt Lofty regions. Grows in drier areas usually on hillsides or stony sites.
Herbarium regions: North Western, Lake Eyre, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula
NRM regions: Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)
Rigid shrub to 2 m high. Leaves often clustered on branchlets, obovate to linear, 0.9ï¿½3.6 cm long, 1ï¿½6 mm wide, glabrous or finely tomentose. Flowers solitary in leaf axils, sepals fused into a rim 1 mm long, corolla 9ï¿½16 mm long, densely bearded inside with all simple hairs, white or cream occasionally with purple veins. Flowering most of the year. Fruits are fruit ovoid, 5ï¿½8 mm long, fleshy, glabrous, black or purplish Seed embryo type is straight
Seed collection and propagation
Seeds are best collected as they mature and fall from bush.
|Location||No. of seeds|
|8,100 (168.9 g)|
8,100 (168.9 g)