Petrophile axillaris Meisn.
Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:68 (1855)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Thursday 9 October 2003

Erect, multi-stemmed shrub, to 3 m high. Fl. pink & purple & other, Sep to Nov. Red, yellow or grey sand over limestone, sandy loams & gravel. Sandplains, gentle slopes, ridges.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta-Margaret River, Cambridge, Carnamah, Claremont, Cockburn, Coorow, Cottesloe, Dandaragan, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Joondalup, Mandurah, Rockingham, Stirling, Wanneroo, Waroona.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 10 November 2018

Shrubs, 0.5-3 m high; branchlets hairy, with straight hairs. Leaves alternate, 20-30 mm mm long, hairy; lamina terete, twice or more divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 25-76 points or lobes; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 4-7 mm. Inflorescences not viscid, pink or grey. Perianth 14-18 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 14-18 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 4-4.5 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 10-12 mm long. Flowers in September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) or Warren (WAR) IBRA subregion(s).