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Calytrix formosa
Conservation status

Priority Three — Poorly Known Taxa (DEC)
Scientific classification

Calytrix formosa is a species of plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 0.8 metres (1 to 3 ft). It usually blooms between September and November producing yellow-pink star-shaped flowers.

Found on sand-plains in a small area along the west coast in the Mid West and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia between Geraldton and Shark Bay where it grows on sand or clay soils.

The species was first formally described by the botanist Lyndley Craven in 1987 in the article A taxonomic revision of Calytrix Labill. (Myrtaceae) in the journal Brunonia.

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