Philotheca brucei subsp. brevifolia (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson

Reference
Nuytsia 12:257 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Erect, sometimes leafless shrub, 0.3-1 m high, leaves elliptic to suborbicular. Fl. white-pink/purple-blue, Mar or Jul to Sep. Red sandy clay or loam. Rocky hills.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets verrucose (warty), +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, simple, 1.5-2.5 mm long, 1 mm wide, terete, verrucose (warty). Flowers axillary, solitary, the outer bracts NaN mm (?) long; pedicels 1 mm long; calyx present, 1 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla pink, purple, white or cream or blue, petals five, 5-6.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, lepidote (with scales); stamens twice as many as petals, 2-3 mm long, smooth, ciliate (with a marginal fringe of hairs); anthers 0.7-0.8 mm long, with an appendage. Flowers in March, July, August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Yalgoo, Murchison and Avon Wheatbelt IBRA region(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Murchison, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Murchison, Merredin, Tallering.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Mount Magnet, Perenjori, Sandstone, Yalgoo.