Anigozanthos humilis subsp. chrysanthus Hopper Golden Catspaw
Fl.Australia 45:455 (1987)

Conservation Code: Priority Four
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 21 June 1994

Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, 0.2-0.4(-0.8) m high. Fl. yellow, Jul to Oct. Grey or yellow sand.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Chittering, Dandaragan, Gingin, Northam, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Friday 6 December 2019

Leaves flat, 50-170 mm long, 3-10 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin present, 2-2.2 mm long, with at least some small side branches at the base, straight and rigid, angled towards the leaf apex; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 130-260 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 25-55 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 10-14 mm long; pedicels present, 4-8 mm long; flowers 30-46 mm long. Perianth hairy, bilaterally symmetric, uniformly coloured or suffused with a darker colour over the base colour, yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 7-10 mm long. Stamens six, in three levels, in pairs; filaments 2-3.6 mm long; anther 2-2.3 mm long, without an appendage. Style 20-30 mm long. Flowers in July, August, September or October. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt and Jarrah Forest IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province. Conservation Code Priority Four (P4).