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Petrophile anceps R.Br.

Prodr. Suppl. 5 (1830)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, 0.3-0.7(-1) m high. Fl. yellow, Aug to Oct. Sandy clay on sandstone, gravelly sand. Hillslopes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 60-100 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, scabrous. Inflorescences not viscid, yellow. Perianth 15-18 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 15-18 mm long; pollen presenter not fusiform, hairy, 4-4.5 mm long, the brush 1.5-2.5 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 23-25 mm long. Flowers in August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains.
IBRA Subregions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Plantagenet.