Philotheca brucei (F.Muell.) Paul G.Wilson subsp. brucei

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

Erect or straggling shrub, 0.3-2 m high, leaves sub-terete. Fl. pink/white, Apr to Sep. Red sandy & loamy soils. Rocky outcrops & hills, breakaways.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets verrucose (warty), +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, 5-15 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, terete, verrucose (warty), glabrous. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicels 0.5-5 mm long; calyx present, 1-2.5 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; corolla pink or white or cream, petals five, 5-6 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 2-3 mm long, smooth, ciliate (with a marginal fringe of hairs); anthers 1-1.2 mm long, with an appendage. Flowers in April, May, June, July, August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Great Victoria Desert, Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt and Geraldton IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Great Victoria Desert, Jarrah Forest, Murchison, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Shield, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Murchison.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Chapman Valley, Coolgardie, Coorow, Cue, Dalwallinu, Greater Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Koorda, Laverton, Leonora, Menzies, Moora, Morawa, Mount Magnet, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Murchison, Northampton, Perenjori, Sandstone, Victoria Plains, Westonia, Wiluna, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.