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Petrophile aculeata Foreman

Fl.Australia 16:474 (1995)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, 0.3-0.5 m high. Fl. yellow, Oct to Nov. Grey sand & laterite.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.3-0.5 m high; branchlets hairy, with straight hairs. Leaves alternate, 40-90 mm long, 7-20 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, shallowly divided, with 5-9 points or lobes. Inflorescences not viscid, yellow. Perianth 10-15 mm long, glabrous or hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 10-17 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 4-5 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 15-22 mm long. Flowers in October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains.
IBRA Subregions
Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coorow, Dandaragan.