Meaning of name: Poranthera is from the Greek words poros, meaning passage or pore, and anthera, botanically meaning anther. It refers to the anthers, which open in pores. Microphylla is from the Greek words micros, meaning small, and phyllon, meaning leaf.
Distribution: Occurs from Murchison River to Cape Arid.
Description: A herb to 10 centimetres tall. The white to pink flowers are produced from August to November.
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.
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.