Darwinia meeboldii

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Darwinia meeboldii
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Darwinia
Species: D. meeboldii
Binomial name
Darwinia meeboldii
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Darwinia meeboldii, the Cranbrook bell, is a shrub which is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia.[2] It has an erect and straggly habit, growing to between 0.5 and 3 metres high.[2] The bracts around the flowers form a pendent "bell" which is usually white with red tips.[3] A group of 8 small flowers are concealed inside. These are primarily produced between August and November.[2][3]

It occurs on peaty soils on slopes in the western part of the Stirling Range National Park.[2][4]


The species requires good drainage and protection from direct sun.[3] It is difficult to propagate from seed, but cuttings strike readily.[3] Grafting on stocks of Darwinia citriodora may be carried out in areas with unsuitable growing conditions including high humidity.[3]


  1. ^ "Darwinia meeboldii". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Darwinia meeboldii". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Darwinia meeboldii". Australian Native Plants Society (Australia). Archived from the original on 2009-09-21. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Approved Conservation Advice for Darwinia meeboldii (Cranbrook Bell)" (PDF). Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-24.