Astroloma macrocalyxCommon name: Swan Berry
Meaning of name: Astroloma comes from the Greek words astron, meaning star, and loma, meaning the hem or border of a robe. It may refer to the ring, or tufts, of hair inside the flower. Macrocalyx comes from the Greek words macros, meaning large or long, and calyx, meaning cup or calyx.
Distribution: Occurs in the Perth region. Also recorded at Regans Ford.
Description: A shrub to 1 metre tall. The white flowers are hairy inside and are borne from April to July.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.