Phebalium microphyllum Turcz.

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, Jun to Sep. Sandy & clayey soils. Undulating plains.

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 opposite, simple, 3-5 mm long, 1 mm wide, flat, the margins recurved, verrucose (warty), covered in hairs or scales, with peltate (umbrella-like) scales; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in terminal, loose clusters (cymes or panicles); pedicels 3-6 mm long; calyx present, 2-2.5 mm long, verrucose (warty), covered in hairs or scales; corolla white or cream, petals five, 5-6.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, lepidote (with scales); stamens twice as many as petals, 5-5.5 mm long, smooth, glabrous; style 5-5.5 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in June, July, August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Murchison, Great Victoria Desert, Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee, Esperance and Geraldton IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Great Victoria Desert, Mallee, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Fitzgerald, Lesueur Sandplain, Shield, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coolgardie, Coorow, Dumbleyung, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kent, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Menzies.