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

Nuytsia 12:258 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect or straggling shrub, 0.4-1 m high, leaves oblong. Fl. purple-blue-pink, Jun to Aug. Sandy soils. Lateritic breakaways.

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 or glabrous, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, simple, 6-12 mm long, 1.5-1.8 mm wide, flat, the margins revolute, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs; stipular excrescences present. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicels 1-3.5 mm long; calyx present, verrucose (warty), glabrous except for a ciliate marginal fringe, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla purple or blue, petals five, 5.5-6.4 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 2-2.5 mm long, smooth, ciliate (with a marginal fringe of hairs); anthers 1-1.3 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in June, July and August. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Gascoyne and Murchison IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Gascoyne, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions
Augustus, Western Murchison.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Meekatharra, Murchison.