Phebalium canaliculatum (F.Muell. & Tate) J.H.Willis

Reference
Victorian Naturalist 74:169 (1958)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Erect or spreading shrub, 0.4-2 m high. Fl. pink/purple-blue/cream-white, May or Jul to Oct. Red or yellow sand, red loam or clay soils. Sandplains, hillslopes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1996
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Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets verrucose (warty), +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, simple, 5-20 mm long, 1-1.3 mm wide, terete, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs or peltate (umbrella-like) scales; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in terminal umbels; pedicels 1.5-6 mm long; calyx present, 1-1.5 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs peltate scales; corolla pink, purple, white or cream or blue, petals five, 4-5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, lepidote (with scales); stamens twice as many as petals, 2-7 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 1 mm long, without an appendage; style 6.5-7.5 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in May, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Murchison, Great Victoria Desert, Coolgardie and Avon Wheatbelt IBRA region(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Great Victoria Desert, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Katanning, Merredin, Shield, Southern Cross.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coolgardie, Dalwallinu, Dundas, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Katanning, Koorda, Menzies, Mount Magnet, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Perenjori, Sandstone, Trayning, Westonia, Wyalkatchem, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.