Philotheca cymbiformis (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12:248 (1998)
Conservation Code
Priority Two
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Low spreading or erect shrub, 0.1-0.5(-1) m high. Fl. white, Sep to Nov. Sand or sandy gravel. Slopes with quartzite boulders, undulating plains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets verrucose (warty), +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, 5-11 mm long, 0.6-1 mm wide, flat, the margins concave (curved inward), verrucose (warty), glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers terminal. solitary; pedicels 2.5-3 mm long; calyx present, 1.5-3 mm long, verrucose (warty), glabrous; corolla white or cream, petals five, 6-7.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 3-4.5 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1 mm long, with an appendage. Flowers in September, October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Mallee and Esperance IBRA region(s). Conservation Code: Priority Two (P2).

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


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