Petrophile nivea Hislop & Rye
Nuytsia 14:372-373,Fig.1H-K (2002)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Thursday 22 November 2001

Erect, rigid shrub, to 0.6 m high. Fl. white, May or Jul. Dry bare white sand over gravel over laterite. Uplands.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains.

IBRA Subregions: Lesueur Sandplain.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coorow.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 7 February 2019

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 8-15 mm mm long, 1.5-2 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire, straight or curved, scabrous, apex pungent, 0.7-1 mm long. Inflorescences not viscid, white or cream. Perianth 18-20 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 18-20 mm long; pollen presenter not fusiform, hairy, 2-2.5 mm long, the brush 1-1.3 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, NaN mm (?) long. Flowers in May, June or July. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority One (P1).