Physopsis spicata Turcz. Hill River Lambstail
Bull.Soc.Imp.Naturalistes Moscou 22 (2):35 (1849)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 6 December 1996

Erect spreading shrub, 0.2-0.6(-1) m high. Fl. white & yellow, Jul to Dec or Jan to Feb or Apr. Sandy soils, sometimes with laterite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Greater Geraldton, Kellerberrin, Kulin, Moora, Narembeen, Northam, Three Springs, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Shrubs. Stems, cross section more or less circular. Peltate scales absent. Leaves 6-24 mm long, 2-60 mm wide, opposite, entire, with dendritic hairs, not bullate, not viscid. Margins entire. Bracteoles present, 6-10 mm long. Bracts absent. Pedicel present, 0.5-2 mm long, with glandular, dendritic hairs, peltate scales hairs present. Calyx with five lobes, 0.6-1.3 mm long, not accrescent, dense, with dendritic hairs, not bullate. Corolla yellow or white or cream, 6-10 mm long, Dots or stripes in throat absent, not viscid, with four stamens, style 2-3 mm long, filament 0-0.2 mm long, anthers 0.8-1.2 mm long. Appendage absent. Flowering time January, April, July, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest or Mallee.