Petrophile drummondii Meisn.
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:496 (1845)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 22 August 1995

Many-branched, prickly, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.4-1.2 m high. Fl. yellow/white-cream, Aug to Dec. Grey or yellow sand, sandy laterite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Carnamah, Coorow, Cunderdin, Dandaragan, Irwin, Moora, Northam, Three Springs, Victoria Plains, Wickepin.

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

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy, with straight hairs. Leaves alternate, 20-70 mm mm long, hairy; lamina terete, twice or more divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with (5-)13-17(-27) points or lobes; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 10-25 mm. Inflorescences viscid, yellow or orange. Perianth 14-18 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 16-18 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 4.3-5.6 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 25-40 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s).