Phebalium obovatum (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson

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

Upright, spreading shrub, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. white/cream, Jul to Sep. Sandy & gravelly soils. Undulating plains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, 5-6 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, with peltate (umbrella-like) scales; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers pedicels 1-2.5 mm long; calyx present, 2-3 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs simple; corolla white or cream, petals five, imbricate (overlapping), free, lepidote (with scales); stamens twice as many as petals, hairy (?). Flowers in July, August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Mallee and Esperance IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Esperance, Jerramungup, Kent, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.