Philotheca fitzgeraldii (C.R.P.Andrews) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12:261 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, spreading shrub, 0.25-0.6(-0.9) m high. Fl. white, Jun or Sep to Nov. Sandy soils. Undulating plains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales. Leaves opposite, simple, 4.5-6 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, flat, the margins revolute, smooth, without distinct raised glands. Flowers axillary, solitary or terminal. solitary; pedicels 1.5 mm long; calyx present, 1-1.2 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; corolla white or cream, petals five, 4-4.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 1.5-1.7 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 0.5 mm long, with an appendage. Flowers in June, September, October and November. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Mallee and Esperance IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Mardabilla, Recherche.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Dundas, Esperance, Ravensthorpe.