Comesperma calymega

Common Name:

Blue-spike Milkwort



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (ABCDEFJKNPTWX) also WA, SA, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Heathlands and heathy understory 1

Flower Description:

Blue 1


Slender subshrub to 60 cm high 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is found in similar habitats to Comesperma ericinum but it is a smaller plant (C. ericinum is to 1.5 m tall) and has blue flowers (not pink) 1


Image: Lorraine Norden

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


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