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Petrophile aspera Foreman

Muelleria 7: 304-307, Figs.3,4 (1990)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Low shrub, 0.2-0.5(-1.3) m high. Fl. pink/cream-white/yellow, Aug to Nov. Gravelly lateritic soils, sand. Sandplains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.2-1.5 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 110-300 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire, straight or curved, scabrous, apex acute, 1-1.3 mm long. Inflorescences not viscid, cream. Perianth 12-15 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 20-25 mm long; pollen presenter not fusiform, hairy, 5.5-6 mm long, the brush 3-5 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 20-25 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October or November. Occurs in the in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Merredin, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Corrigin, Dumbleyung, Kent, Kulin, Wickepin.