Petrophile merrallii Foreman
Fl.Australia 16:476 (1995)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 22 August 1995

Erect to spreading shrub, 0.3-1(-1.5) m high. Fl. yellow, Aug to Oct. Grey/yellow sand with lateritic gravel. Sandplains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Mallee.

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bruce Rock, Coolgardie, Corrigin, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Narembeen, Yilgarn.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Friday 20 July 2018

Shrubs, 0.5-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy, with curled hairs. Leaves alternate, 4-14 mm mm long, 0.8-1 mm mm wide, hairy; lamina terete, entire, straight or curved, scabrous, apex obtuse, 0.2-0.3 mm long. Inflorescences not viscid, cream. Perianth 15-20 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 15-20 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 4.5-6 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 18-20 mm long. Flowers in August, September or October. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).