Petrophile acicularis R.Br.
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 10:69 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 22 August 1995

Tufted shrub, 0.15-0.7(-1) m high. Fl. cream-yellow/white-cream, Sep to Nov. Grey sand, sandy gravelly soils.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta-Margaret River, Cranbrook, Denmark, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet.

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

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 50-180 mm mm long, 1-1.5 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire, straight or curved, smooth, apex obtuse, 0.5-1 mm long. Inflorescences not viscid, cream or yellow. Perianth 8-12 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 12-20 mm long; pollen presenter not fusiform, hairy, 1.5-2.5 mm long, the brush 1.5-2 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 15-20 mm long. Flowers in September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Jarrah Forest (JF) or Warren (WAR) IBRA subregion(s).