Philotheca deserti (E.Pritz.) Paul G.Wilson subsp. deserti

Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, leaves subulate, 20-30 mm long.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 13 November 1998

Scientific Description

Tree or shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, 5-25 mm long, 0.7-1 mm wide, flat, the margins revolute, verrucose (warty), glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicels 2-4 mm long; calyx present, 0.7 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; corolla white or cream, petals five, 3-3.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 2-2.4 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 0.8-1 mm long, without an appendage; style 3 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in March, August, September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie and Avon Wheatbelt IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Merredin, Southern Cross, Tallering.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coolgardie, Dalwallinu, Greater Geraldton, Koorda, Merredin, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Murchison, Nungarin, Perenjori, Trayning, Westonia, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.