Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Petrophile pedunculata

Common name




Where found

Forest and wet and dry heath. Coast, ranges, and tablelands, north of Batemans Bay.


Shrub to 2.5 m high. Branchlets and leaves hairless. Leaves alternating up the stems, 7-18.5 cm long overall, deeply divided and often divided again, the undivided part shorter than the divided part. Leaf segments cylindrical, spreading, tips not sharp. Flowers yellow or cream, with 4 'petals', free from each other to the base or united at the base, each 7–10 mm long, hairless. Flowers in dense, more or less oval, clusters. Flowers Oct.-Jan. Cones oblong-oval, 15–40 mm long, on stalks 10–30 mm long.

Hybridises with Petrophile pulchella.

Protected NSW.

PlantNET description: (accessed 31 January, 2021)