Siloxerus humifusus

Meaning of name: Siloxerus is from the Greek words stylos, meaning pillar, botanically this refers to the style, and ogceros, meaning swollen. It refers to the swollen base of the style. Humifusis is from the Latin words humi, meaning on or to the ground, and fusus, meaning spread out, referring to a low, spreading habit of growth.

Distribution: Occurs from Jurien Bay to Cape Arid.

Description: An annual herb to 9 centimetres tall. The white flowers are produced from October to February.

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 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 really 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.