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Petrophile brevifolia Lindl. subsp. brevifolia

Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 10-70 mm long, 1.5-2 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
Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Joondalup, Perth, Wanneroo.