Petrophile biloba

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Granite Petrophile
Petrophile biloba-Granite Petrophile.JPG
Petrophile biloba
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Petrophile
Species: P. biloba
Binomial name
Petrophile biloba
R.Br.

Petrophile biloba, Granite Petrophile, is a perennial species of shrub in the plant genus Petrophile. It is endemic to south-west Western Australia and produces pink to white flowers, typically between June and October.[1]

Description[edit]

It grows as a, mainly erect, shrub to over two metres in height. It has characteristic two-lobed (hence biloba) leaves with pungent tips. Many inflorescences of pink, grey, white and yellow flowers appear along the stems from early winter to mid spring (June to October).

Taxonomy[edit]

This species was first published by Robert Brown in his 1830 Supplementum primum Prodromi florae Novae Hollandiae.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It occurs in south-west Western Australia predominantly in the Darling Range, east of Perth. It grows on a variety of soils, often over granite.[1]

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