Yellow Conesticks

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


An attractive, erect shrub with perfumed flowers that grows up to about 1 m tall. Branchlets and leaves smooth. Leaves simple, ending in a pungent (sharp) point. Inflorescence (flowerhead) rounded, terminal, sessile and completely surrounded by smooth involucral bracts. Fragrant flowers are each about 3cm long, yellow or creamy yellow. The 4 petals are covered with short silky hairs. Pollen presenter, about 5 mm long, dark orange, covered with short, distinct, spreading, hairs. Cones ovoid, about 15 mm long.

Occurs from Mullewa to Eneabba and south to around Watheroo, W.A. Grows in low closed heath in deep sand and clay loam, in sand-heaths, in low open heath in shallow, grey sand over laterite and in shrubland in laterite.

Flowering start in August and ends in October.


The main flower colour is yellow.

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Bio Regions

Geraldton Sandplains (GES)

Region Specifics

Near Ellendale Pool, WA.

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