Phebalium glandulosum Hook.

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect to spreading shrub to 2.5 m high; branchlets terete, glandular-verrucose, densely silvery- to ferruginous-lepidote. Leaves shortly petiolate, narrowly to broadly oblong-cuneate, 5–30 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide, apex truncate to retuse or obcordate, upper surface smooth to rugulose between normally prominent hemispherical glands, midvein scarcely impressed, stellate-lepidote when young, lower surface densely lepidote, margin more or less glandular-undulate, slightly to strongly recurved. Inflorescence a terminal, 5–10-flowered umbel-like cluster; peduncle absent or short; pedicels 2–7 mm long. Calyx deeply hemispherical, 1–1.5 mm long, white- to red-lepidote, c. glandular verrucose; petals imbricate, 2.5–3 mm long, yellow, silvery-lepidote outside; stamens exserted, anthers yellow; disc not apparent; ovary silvery-lepidote. Follicles erect, apex flattened, moderately lepidote, 3–4 mm long.

EGU, LoM, MuM, Wim. Occurs in SA, Qld, NSW, Vic.

Six subspecies are recognised, two (one endemic) in Victoria.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2016-05-23
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2016-05-23
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Phebalium glandulosum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Phebalium glandulosum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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South Australia
New South Wales