Australian Native Plants

  Phebalium whitei (Granite Belt Phebalium)


Phebalium whitei photo
Phebalium whitei Maranoa Gardens,Balwyn Victoria, Australia

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PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Phebalium whitei in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Granite Belt Phebalium

Description
Phebalium whitei is a small shrub growing to about 60 cm in height. It has elongated oval leaves that grow to about 6 cm long and 1 cm wide. The top of the leaves is bright green and underside has scales. It produces clusters of bright yellow five petalled flowers in spring. the flower petals are about 8 mm long. The species is listed as vulnerable under the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006 (Queensland).

Height
50cm

Habitat
grows amongst granite rocks, in rock crevices and open heathland.

Distribution
Phebalium whitei is found in south east Queensland around Stanthorpe including Girraween National Park

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Sapindales
Family:Rutaceae
Genus:Phebalium
Species:whitei
Common Name:Granite Belt Phebalium


Relatives in same Genus
  Phebalium bullatum
  Phebalium stenophyllum