The Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum) is endemic to the Northern Territory, Queensland, and Western Australia.

The word spathulatum is from the Latin spathulatus, -a, -um meaning “spoon-shaped” and refers to the shape of the leaves.

The Walmajarri people (of the Kimberley region of Western Australia) call this bush Kuparta.

Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer
Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer
Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer
Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer
Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer
Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer
Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer
Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer
Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer
Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer
Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer
Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer
Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer
Pebble Bush (Stylobasium spathulatum), Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary NT © Dorothy Latimer

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Charophyta
  • Class: Equisetopsida
  • Subclass: Magnoliidae
  • Superorder: Rosanae
  • Order: Fabales
  • Family: Surianaceae
  • Genus: Stylobasium
  • Species: Stylobasium spathulatum

Footnote & References

  1. Stylobasium spathulatum Desf., Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://id.biodiversity.org.au/node/apni/2918445
  2. Stylobasium spathulatum Desf., Pebble Bush, Western Australian Herbarium (1998–). Florabase—the Western Australian Flora. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/3182
  3. Stylobasium spathulatum, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stylobasium_spathulatum (last visited Sept. 20, 2022)

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