Cyathochaeta clandestina

Meaning of name: Cyathochaeta is from the Greek words cyathos, meaning cup, and chaite, meaning long hair. Clandestina is from the Latin word clandestinus, meaning secret or hidden.

Distribution: Occurs from Perth to west of Albany.

Description: A clumping herb to 2 metres tall. Flowers are produced from October to December.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Florabase http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/769.

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.