Frankenia conferta Diels in Diels & Pritzel, 1904:389

Silky frankenia



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1890

Rediscovered in 2000/2001



Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Diels, L. and Pritzel, E. (1904). Fragmenta phytographiae Australiae occidentalis : Beitrage zur kenntnis der Pflanzen Westaustraliens, ihrer Verbreitung und ihrer Lebens-Verhaltnisse. Botanische Jahrbucher fur Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 35: 389.


Other references:

Atkins, K. (2008). Declared Rare and Priority Flora List for Western Australia, Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia.

Barnsley, B. (1982). Frankeniaceae, pp. 112-146. Flora of Australia Volume 8 Lecythidales to Batales. Commonwealth of Australia, New South Wales.

Brown, A., Thomson-Dans, C. and Marchant, N. (eds.). (1998). Western Australia’s Threatened Flora. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

Department of Environment and Conservation. (2009). Silky Frankenia (Frankenia conferta) Recovery Plan. Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia.

Harris, A. (2004). Population characteristics of Frankenia conferta (Silky Frankenia). Unpublished report to the WA Threatened Species and Communities Unit. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

Weaving, Sarah J. (1994). Native Vegetation Handbook for the Shire of York. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth.


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