Kangaroo Island Cone sticks - KI Endemic

Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Petrophile
Species: multisecta
Main Flower Colour: Yellow


Densely branched shrub to 60 cm tall. Branchlets densely grey-puberulent. Leaves 4–8 cm long overall; petiole 2–5 cm long; lamina divaricate, terete, rigid, glabrous; first branches trichotomous; later branches dichotomous; pinnae pungent, 2–10 mm long. Inflorescence ovoid to globose, axillary, solitary, sessile, 20–25 mm long; involucral bracts lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous outside, sericeous inside; cone scales broad, circular, prominently acuminate, sericeous, becoming partly glabrous towards tip. Flowers 8–15 mm long, cream, tomentose. Pollen presenter fusiform, 2.5–3.5 mm long, hirsute. Cones ovoid, to 4 cm long. Nuts c. 3 mm long.

Flowering start in October and ends in February.


The main flower colour is yellow.


http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/online-resources/flora/stddisplay.xsql?pnid=44738Created: 03 Nov 2014 - Stephen L (Clare) SA
Updated: 22 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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