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Petrophile circinata Meisn.

Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:67 (1855)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Bushy, spreading, prickly, ground-hugging shrub, 0.2-1(-2) m high. Fl. yellow/cream/white, Jun to Nov. Deep yellow sand, sand & gravel on laterite. Sandplains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 August 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-1.5 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 50-200 mm long, glabrous; lamina terete, twice or more divided, pinnately divided, divided to the midrib, with (28-)37(-87) points or lobes; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 35-90 mm. Inflorescences not viscid, white or yellow. Perianth 30-35 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy all over; pistil 33-35 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 2-4 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 3-4 mm long. Flowers in June, July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), 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, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Katanning, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coolgardie, Corrigin, Cuballing, Cunderdin, Dumbleyung, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Narembeen, Narrogin, Pingelly, Tammin, Wandering, Wickepin, Williams, Yilgarn.