Petrophile prostrata Rye & Hislop
Nuytsia 15:480-482, Fig. 2i (2005)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Thursday 4 October 2007

Prostrate shrub, to 0.3 m high, with its height being equivalent to the length of its erect leaves. Fl. cream-yellow, Aug to Nov.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe.

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

Shrubs, 0.10-0.20 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 120-300 mm mm long, 1.5-2 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire, straight or curved, scabrous, apex pungent, 1-1.5 mm long. Inflorescences not viscid, white or yellow. Perianth 15-24 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 16-22 mm long; pollen presenter not fusiform, hairy, 5.5-6.5 mm long, the brush 2.7-3.4 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, NaN mm (?) long. Flowers in October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).