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Showing Polygala petrophila
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.
Etymology: "Greek petra- (rock) and -philus (loving), rock lover because this species is always found among sandstone/laterite rubble on scree slopes."
APC Dist.: WA, NT