Phebalium filifolium Turcz.
Slender Phebalium

Bull.Soc.Imp.Naturalistes Moscou 25 (2):159 (1852)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Upright, spreading shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high. Fl. white-cream-yellow, Jun to Nov. Usually on sandy & gravelly soils.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped) or peltate (umbrella-like) scales. Leaves alternate, simple, 7-15 mm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, terete, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in terminal, loose clusters (cymes or panicles); pedicels 5-6 mm long; calyx present, 1-1.2 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales; corolla yellow or white or cream, petals five, 5-5.6 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, lepidote (with scales); stamens twice as many as petals, 4-4.5 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 1 mm long, without an appendage; style 5.5-6 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in June, July, August, September, October and November. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Yalgoo, Murchison, Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee and Esperance IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Murchison, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Fitzgerald, Katanning, Mardabilla, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bruce Rock, Coolgardie, Corrigin, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, Dundas, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kondinin, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Menzies, Merredin, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Nungarin, Ravensthorpe, Tammin, Trayning, Westonia, Williams, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn.