Philotheca coccinea (C.A.Gardner) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12:247 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect or spreading shrub, 0.3-1(-1.5) m high. Fl. red/pink, Jul to Oct. Sand, gravel, clay. Undulating plains, rocky ridges & hillsides.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets verrucose (warty), +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, 6-15 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, flat, the margins revolute, verrucose (warty), covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs; stipular excrescences present. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicels 5-6 mm long; calyx present, 1.5-3 mm long, verrucose (warty), covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla red or pink, petals five, 7-10 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens twice as many as petals, 6.5-10 mm long, smooth, ciliate (with a marginal fringe of hairs); anthers 1-1.3 mm long, with an appendage; style 8-11 mm long, hairy. Flowers in July, 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.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Merredin, Southern Cross.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coolgardie, Dundas, Menzies, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Yilgarn.