Scaevola albida

Common name: 

Small-fruit Fan-flower

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEKNPTWZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common on dunes and sandy soils, in near-coastal scrubs and woodlands and sometimes colonising bare ground1,2

Flower description:

Pale blue or white2

Habit:

Herb to 50 cm high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Flowers are five-petalled and fan shaped, leaves are usually toothed and less than 5 cm long1,2

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria