Petrophile aspera Foreman
Muelleria 7: 304-307, Figs.3,4 (1990)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 22 August 1995

Low shrub, 0.2-0.5(-1.3) m high. Fl. pink/cream-white/yellow, Aug to Nov. Gravelly lateritic soils, sand. Sandplains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Corrigin, Dumbleyung, Kent, Kulin, Wickepin.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 10 November 2018

Shrubs, 0.2-1.5 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 110-300 mm mm long, 1.5-2 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire, straight or curved, scabrous, apex acute, 1-1.3 mm long. Inflorescences not viscid, cream. Perianth 12-15 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 20-25 mm long; pollen presenter not fusiform, hairy, 5.5-6 mm long, the brush 3-5 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 20-25 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October or November. Occurs in the in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).