Nematolepis phebalioides Turcz.

Bull.Soc.Imp.Naturalistes Moscou 25 (2):158 (1852)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect or spreading or straggling shrub, 0.3-3 m high. Fl. red & green/yellow, Mar to Dec. Sandy & clayey soils. Coastal limestone, sand dunes & sandplains, lateritic hills.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 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, 7-25 mm long, 3-10 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, verrucose (warty), glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers axillary, solitary or in axillary, loose clusters (cymes or panicles); pedicels 1.5-4 mm long; calyx present, 1.2-2 mm long, verrucose (warty), glabrous; corolla red, yellow or green, petals five, 10-17 mm long, connate, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 6-15 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 1.4-1.6 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Katanning, Perth, Recherche, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Dumbleyung, Esperance, Jerramungup, Kent, Ravensthorpe, South Perth.