Petrophile chrysantha Meisn.
A.DC., Prodr. 14:271-272 (1856)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 21 September 1999

Erect shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. cream/yellow, Jun to Oct. Sandy gravelly soils, laterite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Three Springs.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Friday 17 January 2020

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets hairy, with straight hairs. Leaves alternate, 10-20 mm mm long, hairy; lamina terete, twice or more divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with 3-7 points or lobes; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 2-3 mm. Inflorescences not viscid, cream or yellow. Perianth 8-10 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 8-13 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 2-3 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 10-12 mm long. Flowers in June, July, August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) or Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA subregion(s).