Pentaptilon careyi (F.Muell.) E.Pritz.
Bot.Jahrb.Syst. 35:564-566 (1905)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 20 March 1996

Erect perennial, herb, 0.1-0.5 m high. Fl. yellow/cream, Aug to Nov. White/grey or yellow sand, sandy clay. Sandplains, dunes.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Geraldton Sandplains, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Wooramel.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Chapman Valley, Greater Geraldton, Moora, Northampton, Shark Bay.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Friday 15 June 2018

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 50-105 mm long, 20-35 mm wide, hairy, with dense, present, dendritic hairs; margins entire. Bracteoles present, 2.5-4 mm long, hairy, with glandular hairs. Flowers Presence pedicellate, the pedicels 1.5-9 mm long, hairy, with glandular hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 1-1.5 mm long, hairy, with sparse, glandular hairs. Corolla yellow, 7.5-12 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, glandular hairs, hairy on the inside; central lobes 2.5-5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 4-6.5 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.6-1.2 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 3.7-5.5 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in August, September, October and November. Occurs in the Carnarvon (CAR), Geraldton Sandplains (GS) and Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) and South West (SW) Botanical Province.