Petrophile semifurcata Benth.
Fl.Austral. 5:335-336 (1870)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 23 August 1995

Erect, much-branched shrub, 0.3-1.7 m high. Fl. yellow-cream, Sep to Nov. Yellow sand, sometimes with gravel. Sandplains.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Geraldton Sandplains, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Wooramel.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Chapman Valley, Greater Geraldton, Northampton, Shark Bay.

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, 70-145 mm mm long, 1.5-2 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, once divided, tripartitely divided, entire or divided to the midrib, 1.5-2 mm long, with (2-)3-4 points or lobes; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 35-100 mm. Inflorescences not viscid, white, cream or yellow. Perianth 10-14 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 10-15 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 5-6.5 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 25-40 mm long. Flowers in September, October or November. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA subregion(s).