Phebalium laevigatum Paul G.Wilson

Reference
Nuytsia 12:284-285 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Erect compact, slender shrub, 0.35-1.2 m high, leaves narrowly oblong, 12-15 mm long, glossy; umbels ca 7-flowered; pedicels slender, ca 4 mm long. Fl. white/cream/yellow, Jun to Oct. Sandy or clayey soils, rocky gravel. Sand heath.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 13 November 1998
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Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets verrucose (warty), +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, simple, 7-10 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, verrucose (warty), covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in terminal umbels; pedicels 6-6.5 mm long; calyx present, 1.5-2 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales; corolla white or cream, petals five, 5-6 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, lepidote (with scales); stamens twice as many as petals, 5 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 1.2-1.3 mm long, without an appendage; style 6-7 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in June, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Murchison, Great Victoria Desert, Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt and Mallee IBRA region(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Great Victoria Desert, Mallee, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Katanning, Merredin, Shield, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coolgardie, Corrigin, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kulin, Menzies, Merredin, Mount Magnet, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Nungarin, Westonia, Yilgarn.