Petrophile circinata Meisn.
Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:67 (1855)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 22 August 1995

Bushy, spreading, prickly, ground-hugging shrub, 0.2-1(-2) m high. Fl. yellow/cream/white, Jun to Nov. Deep yellow sand, sand & gravel on laterite. Sandplains.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coolgardie, Corrigin, Cuballing, Cunderdin, Dumbleyung, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Narembeen, Narrogin, Pingelly, Tammin, Wandering, Wickepin, Williams, Yilgarn.

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

Shrubs, 0.5-1.5 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 50-200 mm mm long, glabrous; lamina terete, twice or more divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with (28-)37(-87) points or lobes; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 35-90 mm. Inflorescences not viscid, white or yellow. Perianth 30-35 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 33-35 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 2-4 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 3-4 mm long. Flowers in June, July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).