Meaning of name: The meaning of Desmocladus is not known. Flexuosus is Latin for full of turns. Botanically it is applied to a stem which is zig-zag, changing directions at the nodes.
Distribution: Occurs from Kalbarri to Esperance.
Remarks: A perennial herb to 1.5 metres tall. Flowers are produced from July to October.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
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.