Phebalium drummondii Benth.

Fl.Austral. 1:343-344 (1863)
Conservation Code
Priority Three
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Upright shrub, 0.6-1.5 m high. Fl. yellow, Jul to Sep. Gravelly sandy or clayey soils. Flats, roadsides.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs peltate (umbrella-like) scales. Leaves alternate, simple, 3-4.5 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs or peltate (umbrella-like) scales; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in terminal umbels; pedicels 2-2.6 mm long; calyx present, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales; corolla yellow, petals five, 3-4 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, lepidote (with scales); stamens twice as many as petals, 2-4 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 1-2 mm long, without an appendage; style 4.5-5.5 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in July, August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt and Mallee IBRA region(s). Conservation Code: Priority Three (P3).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Merredin, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coolgardie, Corrigin, Cunderdin, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, Kondinin, Koorda, Lake Grace, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin.