Styphelia stricta

Styphelia stricta is a small plant in the family Ericaceae. It is endemic to Western Australia.[1]

Styphelia stricta
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Styphelia
S. stricta
Binomial name
Styphelia stricta

The species was described in 1868 as Leucopogon strictus by George Bentham.[2][3] In 1882, Ferdinand von Mueller transferred it to the genus, Styphelia,[4] to give the name accepted by the Western Australian Herbarium,[1][5] (because of the phylogenetic study by Darren Crayn and others).[6] This name is not accepted by CHAH,[7] nor yet by Plants of the World Online.[8]

It is found in the IBRA regions of Jarrah Forest and the Swan Coastal Plain.[1]


Bentham describes it:

An erect rigid shrub, glabrous or uearly so. Leaves erect, oblong-lanceolate, tapering into a short rigid point, flat or very slightly convex, finely veined and often glaucous or whitish underneath, under ½ in. long. Peduncles axillary, exceedingly short, bearing 1 or 2 erect flowers usually longer than the leaf. Bracts very small; bracteoles very obtuse, about half as long as the calyx. Sepals about 1 line long, obtuse, often coloured at the end. Corolla-tube about 3 lines long, the lobes about 2 iines, erect at the base. Anthers attached near the top, very obtuse, without sterile tips. Hypogynous disk short, truncate. Ovary 5-angled, 5-celled; style long and slender.
W. Australia. Between Perth and King George's Sound, Harvey; between Moore and Murchison rivers, Drummond, 6th Coll. n. 123. The specimens much resemble those of the eastern L. Mitchellii, with similar long flowers, but the calyx is much smaller, besides other minor differences.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Styphelia stricta (Benth.) F.Muell". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
  2. ^ "Styphelia stricta". Australian Plant Name Index, IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
  3. ^ a b Bentham, G. (1868), Flora Australiensis, vol. 4, p. 219
  4. ^ Ferdinand von Mueller (1882), Systematic Census of Australian Plants, p. 107, doi:10.5962/BHL.TITLE.54034, Wikidata Q7663764
  5. ^ Julia M. Percy-Bower; Cheryl M. Parker (2021). "Updates to Western Australia's vascular plant census for 2020" (PDF). Nuytsia. 31: 1–23. ISSN 0085-4417. Wikidata Q109862289.
  6. ^ Darren M. Crayn; Michael Hislop; Caroline Puente-Lelièvre (2020). "A phylogenetic recircumscription of Styphelia (Ericaceae, Epacridoideae, Styphelieae)". Australian Systematic Botany. 33 (2): 137–168. doi:10.1071/SB18050. ISSN 1030-1887. Wikidata Q102898970.
  7. ^ "Leucopongon strictus". Australian Plant Name Index, IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
  8. ^ "Styphelia stricta F.Muell. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 1 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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