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Petrophile scabriuscula Meisn.

Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:495 (1845)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, bushy, prickly shrub, 0.3-1.2 m high. Fl. yellow-cream, Jul to Oct. Grey or yellow sand, often with gravel. Sandplains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 August 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy, with curled hairs. Leaves alternate, 6-15 mm long, 0.6-0.8 mm wide, hairy; lamina terete, entire, straight or curved, scabrous, apex acute, 0.3-0.4 mm long. Inflorescences not viscid, cream or yellow. Perianth 8-14 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 8-16 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 3-4 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 10-20 mm long. Flowers in July, August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) or Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 19 January 2024


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Mingenew, Perenjori, Three Springs.