Petrophile conifera Meisn.
A.DC., 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, much-branched shrub, 0.2-1.5 m high. Fl. yellow/cream-white, Aug to Oct. White, yellow/brown sand, rocky loam. Sandplains, lateritic ridges, sandstone hills.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Chapman Valley, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Mingenew, Morawa, Northampton, Three Springs.

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

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy, with curled hairs. Leaves alternate, 40-110 mm mm long, glabrous; lamina terete, once divided or twice or more divided, pinnately divided or tripartitely divided, divided to the midrib, with 4-7 points or lobes; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 15-40 mm. Inflorescences not viscid, white or yellow. Perianth 8-15 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 12-15 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 3-5.5 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 20-30 mm long. Flowers in August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA subregion(s).