Chorilaena quercifolia Endl.

Endl., Fenzl, Benth. & Schott, Enum.Pl. 17 (1837)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub or tree, 0.5-5 m high. Fl. yellow-cream-white-green, Apr to May or Jul or Sep to Dec or Jan. Sandy & loamy soils. Rocky coast & hillsides, granite & limestone rocks.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 19 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, simple, 20(-65) mm long, 15-30 mm wide, flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in a distinct head surrounded by bracts, the outer bracts 8-9 mm long; pedicels 4-6 mm long; calyx present, 5-7 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla yellow, white or cream or green, petals five, 8-9 mm long, valvate (not overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens twice as many as petals, 16-17 mm long, smooth, ciliate (with a marginal fringe of hairs); anthers 1.4-1.5 mm long, without an appendage; style 16-18 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in January, April, May, July, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren and Esperance IBRA region(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 8 December 2020


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Denmark, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet.