Petrophile linearis R.Br. Pixie Mops
Prodr. Suppl. 6 (1830)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 22 August 1995

Erect shrub, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. pink & other/white, Aug to Dec. White, grey or yellow sand, often over laterite. Sandplains.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Bayswater, Boyup Brook, Bunbury, Busselton, Canning, Capel, Carnamah, Chittering, Claremont, Cockburn, Collie, Coorow, Dandaragan, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gingin, Gosnells, Harvey, Joondalup, Kalamunda, Kwinana, Mandurah, Manjimup, Melville, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Nedlands, Perth, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Stirling, Subiaco, Swan, Three Springs, Victoria Park, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 11 February 2020

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 35-115 mm mm long, 2-12 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, clearly widest above the middle or more or less the same width throughout, entire. Inflorescences not viscid, pink or grey. Perianth 25-35 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 27-34 mm long; pollen presenter not fusiform, hairy, 5.5-7.2 mm long, the brush 3-4 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 23-25 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), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Warren (WAR) IBRA subregion(s).