Petrophile heterophylla Lindl. Variable-leaved Cone Bush
Sketch Veg.Swan R. 35 (1840)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 22 August 1995

Slender, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.5-2(-3) m high. Fl. yellow/cream-white, Aug to Nov. Lateritic gravelly soils.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Brookton, Chittering, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dandaragan, Dumbleyung, Gingin, Goomalling, Katanning, Kulin, Lake Grace, Mundaring, Narrogin, Northam, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wagin, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, York.

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

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 50-150 mm mm long, 3-4 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, once divided or twice or more divided, pinnately divided or tripartitely divided, entire or divided to the midrib. Inflorescences not viscid, white, cream or yellow. Perianth 10-14 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 11.5-15 mm long; pollen presenter not fusiform, glabrous, 3-5 mm long, the brush 1-2 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 18-25 mm long. Flowers in August or September. 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).