Petrophile helicophylla Foreman
Muelleria 7: 301-304, Figs.1,2 (1990)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 22 August 1995

Prostrate shrub, 0.15-0.35 m high, 0.3-1.6 m wide. Fl. cream-white/cream-pink/pink, Sep to Dec or Jan to Feb. Deep white sand, lateritic sand & gravel, sandy clay. Near salt pans, flat plains.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Jerramungup, Kent, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.

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

Shrubs, 0.20-0.30 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 115-260 mm mm long, 1.5-2 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire, spiral, smooth, apex acute, 1.2-1.5 mm long. Inflorescences not viscid, white, cream or pink. Perianth 22-26 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 22-26 mm long; pollen presenter not fusiform, hairy, 6.5-7.5 mm long, the brush 4.5-5.5 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 15-25 mm long. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).