Frankenia parvula Turcz., 1854:368

Short-leaved frankenia, Drummonds frankenia



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 2000



Wheatbelt region, Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Turcz. (1854). [description of Frankenia parvula]. Bulletin de la Societe Imperiale des Naturalistes de Moscou 27(2): 368.


Other references:

Bentham, G. (1860). Fl. Austral.:152.

Blackall, W.E. & B.J. Grieve (1974). How to know Western Australian wildflowers: a key to the flora of the temperate regions of Western Australia. Parts I, II, III. University of West Australia Press.

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

CALM (2004). Draft Policy Statement No 9. Conserving Threatened Species and Ecological Communities (Revised). Western Australian Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Department of the Environment (2016). Frankenia parvula in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:14:31 +1000.

Flora of Australia (1982). Lecythidales to Batales. 8. Griffin Press Limited, South Australia.

Harris, A. (2004). Population Characteristics of Frankenia parvula (Drummonds Frankenia). A framework for Monitoring Change. Draft. Unpublished report to the West Australian Threatened Species and Communities Unit. CALM.

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

Hopper, S.D., S. van Leeuwen, A.P. Brown & S.J. Patrick (1990). Western Australia's Endangered Flora and other plants under consideration for declaration. Perth, Western Australia: Department of Consrvation and Land Management.

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]

Luu, R. & A. Brown (2004). Short-leaved Frankenia (Frankenia parvula) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2004. Draft. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

Shepherd, D.P., G.R. Beeston & A.J.M. Hopkins (2002). Native vegetation in Western Australia : extent, type and status. Resource management technical report 249, Western Australia Department of Agriculture, South Perth.

Threatened Flora Seed Centre (TFSC) (2005). Records held in the Department of Conservation and Land Management's Threatened Flora Seed Centre database. Perth, Western Australia: Department of Conservation and Land Management.

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.

Western Australian Department of Conservation and Land Management (WA CALM) (2005). Records held in CALM's Declared Flora Database and Rare flora files. Perth, Western Australia: WA CALM.


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