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Phebalium obovatum (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12:285 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Upright, spreading shrub, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. white/cream, Jul to Sep. Sandy & gravelly soils. Undulating plains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1996

Scientific Description

Key to Rutaceae of Western Australia

Authors: Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, 5-6 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, with peltate (umbrella-like) scales; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers pedicels 1-2.5 mm long; calyx present, 2-3 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs simple; corolla white or cream, petals five, imbricate (overlapping), free, lepidote (with scales); stamens twice as many as petals. Flowers in July, August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Mallee and Esperance IBRA region(s).

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C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 13 September 2023


IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Esperance, Jerramungup, Kent, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.