Petrophile plumosa Meisn.
A.DC., Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:69 (1855)

Conservation Code: Priority Three
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 23 August 1995

Erect, compact shrub, 0.3-1.3 m high. Fl. yellow, Jul to Nov. Red/brown laterite, loam. Sandplains, hills.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Northern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Victoria Plains.

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

Shrubs, 0.5-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy, with straight hairs. Leaves alternate, 15-30 mm mm long, 1.5-2 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, tripartitely divided, entire or shallowly divided, with 2-3 points or lobes; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 10-20 mm. Inflorescences not viscid, yellow. Perianth 15-20 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 18-20 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 3-3.5 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 23-25 mm long. Flowers in July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Three (P3).