Philotheca coateana Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12:247 (1998)
Conservation Code
Priority Three
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, 0.3-0.5 m high, branchlets glabrous; leaf blades 3-4 mm long; flowers terminal, solitary; petals 7-9 mm long. Fl. white & pink, Aug to Sep. Red sand.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 13 November 1998

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves simple, 2.5-5 mm long, 0.6(-1.2) mm wide, flat, the margins flat, verrucose (warty), glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers terminal. solitary; pedicels 3-5 mm long; calyx present, 2-3 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; corolla pink or white or cream, petals five, 5-9 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 3-4.2 mm long, smooth, hairy or ciliate (with a marginal fringe of hairs); anthers 1-1.2 mm long, with an appendage. Flowers in August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Murchison and Coolgardie IBRA region(s). Conservation Code: Priority Three (P3).

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


IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Murchison, Southern Cross.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Meekatharra, Menzies, Sandstone, Yilgarn.