Petrophile media R.Br.
Prodr. Suppl. 5 (1830)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 22 August 1995

Low spreading or erect, non-lignotuberous shrub, (0.05-)0.1-0.6(-1) m high. Fl. yellow-cream, Aug to Dec. White, grey or yellow sand, laterite, sandy clay. Sandplains, lateritic ridges, winter-wet flats.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Boyup Brook, Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, West Arthur, Wongan-Ballidu, Woodanilling.

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

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 45-160 mm mm long, 1-1.5 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire, straight or curved, smooth, apex acute, 0.8-1 mm long. Inflorescences not viscid, cream or yellow. Perianth 17-22 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 18-23 mm long; pollen presenter not fusiform, hairy, 3.8-6 mm long, the brush 2.3-3.7 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 10-25 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).