Vascular Plants Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)

Showing Polygala petrophila
Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
Polygala petrophila R.A.Kerrigan , legitimate, scientific
Kerrigan, R.A. (30 April 2012), A treatment for Polygala of northern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 25(2): 120, 133, Figs 3I, 6D, 9F (map) [tax. nov.]
  • Type: Kimberley, 7.6 km E along Gibb River Road from Beverley Springs turnoff, 12.v.2006, R.A. Kerrigan 1107; holo: DNA 176666!; iso: BRI, CANB, K, PERTH.
taxonomic synonym: Polygala sp. Ciliate alae (C.R.Michell 615) [n/a]
  • Etymology: "Greek petra- (rock) and -philus (loving), rock lover because this species is always found among sandstone/laterite rubble on scree slopes."
Biggs, L.J. & Parker, C.M. (21 November 2013), Updates to Western Australia's vascular plant census for 2012. Nuytsia 23: 506 [secondary reference]
CHAH (2014), Australian Plant Census: - APC [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Polygala sp. Ciliate alae (C.R.Michell 615) [n/a] taxonomic synonym: Polygala sp. Rock lover var. petrophila R.A.Kerrigan [n/a] taxonomic synonym: Polygala sp. Rock lover (C.R.Michell 615) R.A.Kerrigan [n/a]
  • APC Dist.: WA, NT