Philotheca gardneri subsp. globosa Paul G.Wilson

Reference
Nuytsia 12:252 (1998)
Conservation Code
Priority One
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Rounded shrub, 0.25-0.5 m high, leaves globular, 1.5-2 mm long; petals c. 6 mm long. Fl. white, May to Jul. Sandy soils. Heathland.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 13 November 1998

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, simple, 2-3.5 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, flat, the margins revolute, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; stipular excrescences present. Flowers terminal. solitary; pedicels 1-1.5 mm long; calyx present, 1.5-2 mm long, verrucose (warty), glabrous; corolla white or cream, petals five, 5-7.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens twice as many as petals, 2.5-4 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 0.5-0.7 mm long, with an appendage. Flowers in May, June and July. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Mallee IBRA region(s). Conservation Code: Priority One (P1).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Esperance, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.