Phyllangium paradoxumCommon name: Wiry Mitrewort
Meaning of name: The meaning of the name is not known.
Distribution: Occurs from Dandaragan to Israelite Bay.
Remarks: An erect herb to 30 centimetres tall. Wiry stems hold white flowers from September to November.
This plant was previously known as Mitrasacme paradoxa.
References: Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.
Perth Plants. Russell Barrett and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.
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.