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Petrophile brevifolia Lindl.

Sketch Veg.Swan R. 35 (1840)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, multi-stemmed, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.2-1(-2) m high. Fl. yellow/cream-white, May to Dec. Grey, yellow or brown sand over laterite or limestone. Sandplains, sometimes swampy areas.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 10-70 mm mm long, 1.5-2 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire, straight or curved, smooth, apex pungent, 1-1.5 mm long. Inflorescences not viscid, cream, yellow or pink. Perianth 21-29 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 21-28 mm long; pollen presenter not fusiform, hairy, 4-6 mm long, the brush 2.8-3.2 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 10-20 mm long. Flowers in May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Beverley, Brookton, Bruce Rock, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Chittering, Coorow, Corrigin, Cuballing, Dandaragan, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Joondalup, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kojonup, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Mingenew, Moora, Nedlands, Perth, Pingelly, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Tammin, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wandering, Wanneroo, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Wongan-Ballidu, York.