Tripterococcus brunonisCommon name: Winged Stackhousia
Meaning of name: Tripterococcus is from the Greek words tri, meaning three, pter, meaning wing and coccus, meaning fruit. It refers to the fruit having three wings. Brunonis is named after Robert Brown (1773 – 1858), a naturalist on Flinders’ expedition.
Distribution: Occurs from Kalbarri to Israelite Bay.
Remarks: A perennial herb to 50 centimetres tall. The yellowish green flowers are produced from August to November.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr, AS George. 2019.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.