Petrophile phylicoides R.Br.
Suppl.Prodr.Fl.Nov.Holl. 6 (1830)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 23 August 1995

Compact, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.2-1(-1.75) m high. Fl. yellow/cream-yellow, Sep to Dec. White, grey or brown sand, often with gravel. Sandplains, lateritic ridges.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Cranbrook, Dumbleyung, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Wickepin.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 14 September 2019

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 8-15 mm mm long, 1-1.2 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire, straight or curved, smooth, apex acute, 0.2-0.5 mm long. Inflorescences not viscid, cream or yellow. Perianth 10-12 mm long, glabrous; pistil 10-12 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 4-5.5 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 25-28 mm long. Flowers in September, October, November or December. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).