Phebalium lepidotum (Turcz.) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 1:73 (1970)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, 0.45-1.5 m high. Fl. white, Aug to Sep.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 3 October 1997

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets verrucose (warty), +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales. Leaves opposite, simple, 10-25 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, flat, the margins recurved, covered in hairs or scales, with peltate (umbrella-like) scales; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in terminal, loose clusters (cymes or panicles); pedicels 5-9 mm long; calyx present, 1-2 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous or covered in hairs or scales; corolla white or cream, petals five, 5-6 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, lepidote (with scales); stamens twice as many as petals, 3-5.5 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 1-1.2 mm long, without an appendage; style 5 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Yalgoo, Coolgardie, Mallee and Esperance IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Mardabilla, Merredin, Recherche, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Bruce Rock, Coolgardie, Dumbleyung, Dundas, Esperance, Jerramungup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Nungarin, Perenjori, Ravensthorpe, Westonia, Yilgarn.