Petrophile scabriuscula Meisn.
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:495 (1845)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 23 August 1995

Erect, bushy, prickly shrub, 0.3-1.2 m high. Fl. yellow-cream, Jul to Oct. Grey or yellow sand, often with gravel. Sandplains.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Mingenew, Perenjori, Three Springs.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 7 February 2019

Shrubs, 0.5-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy, with curled hairs. Leaves alternate, 6-15 mm mm long, 0.6-0.8 mm mm wide, hairy; lamina terete, entire, straight or curved, scabrous, apex acute, 0.3-0.4 mm long. Inflorescences not viscid, cream or yellow. Perianth 8-14 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 8-16 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 3-4 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 10-20 mm long. Flowers in July, August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) or Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA subregion(s).