Phebalium megaphyllum (Ewart) Paul G.Wilson

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

Erect shrub, 0.4-2 m high. Fl. cream-white, Aug to Oct. Yellow sand, lateritic gravelly soils, clay loam, gypsum. Undulating plains, ironstone hills, breakaways.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets verrucose (warty), +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves opposite, simple, 7-15 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, flat, the margins revolute, verrucose (warty), glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers pedicels 3-5 mm long; calyx present, 3.5-5 mm long, verrucose (warty), covered in hairs or scales; corolla white or cream, petals five, 4-6 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, lepidote (with scales); stamens twice as many as petals, 3-4.5 mm long, glabrous; anthers 1-1.3 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in August, September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance and Geraldton IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Merredin, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coolgardie, Corrigin, Dalwallinu, Dowerin, Esperance, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Perenjori, Ravensthorpe, Trayning, Westonia, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn.