Phebalium squamulosum Ssp squamulosum
Phebalium:from the Greek phibaleo, a kind of fig.
squamulosum:scaly, referring to the small browny scales on the branches, underside of the leaves and flower storks
Common name: Scaly Phebalium
Phebalium squamulosum is widespread along the east coast of Australia growing from coast to mountains. There are 10 subspecies of this plant and this article is about the most common subspecies – squamulosum.The individual cream to pale yellow terminal flowers are five-petalled and relatively small, but as they occur in clusters they are very conspicuous. The narrow oblong leaves are up to 5 cm long and are shiny on top and a paler silvery/rusty colour underneath.