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Petrophile shuttleworthiana Meisn.

A.DC., Prodr. 14:275-276 (1856)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Upright, open shrub, 0.5-2 m high. Fl. yellow-cream-white, Aug to Oct. Grey/yellow sand, sometimes with gravel, laterite.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 August 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 35-70 mm long, glabrous; lamina terete, twice or more divided, tripartitely divided, deeply divided, with (2-)5-7 points or lobes; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 25-45 mm. Inflorescences not viscid, white or cream. Perianth 10-12 mm long, glabrous; pistil 15-20 mm long; pollen presenter fusiform, hairy, 3-4 mm long. Cone with persistent scales, 30-40 mm long. Flowers in 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, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Tallering.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Coorow, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Gingin, Koorda, Moora, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Northampton, Perenjori, Three Springs, Victoria Plains, Wongan-Ballidu.