Petrophile divaricata R.Br.
Prodr. Suppl. 7 (1830)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 22 August 1995

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.5-2 m high. Fl. yellow/yellow-cream, Aug to Dec. Gravelly and/or sandy soils. Granite outcrops, lateritic ridges, sandplains.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Brookton, Chittering, Corrigin, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Merredin, Moora, Murray, Narrogin, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Wagin, Wandering, West Arthur, Woodanilling, York.

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

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 50-100 mm mm long, glabrous; lamina terete, twice or more divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with (24-)45-71(-75) points or lobes; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 10-40 mm. Inflorescences not viscid, cream or yellow. Perianth 20-25 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 20-28 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 2-2.5 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 26-28 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).