Baumea junceaCommon name: Bare Twigrush

Meaning of name: The meaning of Baumea is not known. Juncea is from the Latin word juncus, meaning rush-like.

Distribution: Occurs from Dongara to Recherche Archipelago.

Description: The cylindrical, blue-green stems grow to 1.2 metres tall. The 60 millimetre long flowers are brown spikelets to 5 millimetres each. Flowers are borne from October – January.

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.
Native Vegetation of Freshwater Rivers & Creeks in South Western Australia. Water and Rivers Commission. 1997.

Why are there no photographs available for this plant?

The main reason why some plants don’t have photographs is because we haven’t found the plant yet. We have had a few flora surveys conducted and they have indicated that this plant can be found in the bush. The problem is that we just don’t know where in the bush to find it. And if we can’t find it, we can’t photograph it.

Another problem we have is that, while we have a name for the plant, we don’t know what it actually looks like. It’s very difficult to find a plant if you’re not sure what you’re looking for.

But rest assured that as soon as we have photographs for this plant we’ll put them on the website.