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, Friday 4 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.