Philotheca citrina Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 8:245-246,Fig.1 (1992)
Conservation Code
Priority One
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, much-branched shrub, 0.6-1.3 m high. Fl. green-yellow, May to Aug. Clay. Granite breakaways.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs simple or stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, simple, 5-14 mm long, 0.8-1.2 mm wide, flat, the margins revolute, verrucose (warty), glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers terminal. solitary; pedicels 1.5-3 mm long; calyx present, 3-4 mm long, verrucose (warty), glabrous except for a ciliate marginal fringe, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla yellow or green, petals five, 7-9 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 4-4.2 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1-1.2 mm long, with an appendage. Flowers in May, June, July and August. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Murchison IBRA region(s). Conservation Code: Priority One (P1).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 8 December 2020


IBRA Regions
IBRA Subregions
Western Murchison.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)