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Philotheca falcata (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12:251 (1998)
Conservation Code
A taxon name retains its ‘Threatened’ status until a new name has been officially endorsed and appears in the Gazettal Notice.
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Small, much-branched shrub, 0.15-0.25 m high. Fl. white, Oct.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets verrucose (warty), +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves opposite, simple, 4-8 mm long, 1-1.2 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, verrucose (warty), glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers terminal. solitary; calyx present, 1.8-2 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; corolla white or cream, petals five, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens twice as many as petals, 3-3.5 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 0.5 mm long, with an appendage. Flowers in October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie and Avon Wheatbelt IBRA region(s). Conservation Code: Threatened (T).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 15 September 2023


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie.
IBRA Subregions
Merredin, Southern Cross.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)