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Baeckea elderiana
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Baeckea Baileyana

Baeckea elderiana is a shrub endemic to central Western Australia.


The erect shrub typically has a height of 0.3 to 2.5 metres (1 to 8 ft). It blooms between March and November producing white flowers.


The species was first formally described by the botanist Ernst Georg Pritzel in 1904 in the work published by Pritzel and Ludwig Diels Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae occidentalis. Beitrage zur Kenntnis der Pflanzen Westaustraliens, ihrer Verbreitung und ihrer Lebensverhaltnisse. in the journal Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie

Specimens were originally collected by Richard Helms during the Elder expedition that left Adelaide in April 1891 and reached Geraldton in 1892. The species is named after Thomas Elder who had financed the expedition.


Found on sandplains, rises and stony ridges in the Mid West, Wheatbelt and Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia where it grows in sandy, loamy and stony soils.

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