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Petrophile recurva Foreman

Fl.Australia 16:477 (1995)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, much-branched shrub, 0.5-2 m high. Fl. yellow/cream, May to Oct. White/grey or yellow sand, lateritic gravel.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 August 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy, with curled hairs. Leaves alternate, 6-13 mm long, 0.5-0.8 mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire, straight or curved, scabrous, apex acute, 0.4-0.6 mm long. Inflorescences not viscid, cream or yellow. Perianth 9-12 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 10-15 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 3-5 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 10-15 mm long. Flowers in May, June, 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, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Moora.