Phebalium elegans Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12:282 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spreading shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high, leaves cuneate, ca 5 mm long; umbels terminal, 2-5-flowered; pedicels slender, 5-10 mm long. Fl. white, Jul to Sep. Sandy or granitic loam. Granite outcrops, rocky slopes.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 13 November 1998

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets verrucose (warty), +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped) or peltate (umbrella-like) scales. Leaves opposite, simple, 5-7 mm long, 2-2.7 mm wide, flat, the margins recurved or revolute, verrucose (warty), glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in terminal umbels; pedicels 4-7 mm long; calyx present, 1-2 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales; corolla white or cream, petals five, 3-6 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, lepidote (with scales); stamens twice as many as petals, 2-6 mm long, smooth, glabrous, without an appendage; style 3.5-4 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in July, August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie and Esperance IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Esperance Plains.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Fitzgerald, Mardabilla, Southern Cross.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Dundas, Ravensthorpe.