Stackhousia spathulata

Common name: 

Coast Stackhousia

Family: 

Celastraceae
(alternate family: Stackhousiaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

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

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

Coastal foredunes1

Flower description:

White1

Habit:

Perennial herb/ subshrub to 40 cm high (usually to 20 cm high)2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This speices is shorter and more compact that S. monogyna, flowers are cream/white not yellow as in S. viminea1

Images:
Image of Stackhousia spathulata
Conservation status:

Poorly known in Victoria, suspected to be endangered, vulnerable or rare

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