Anigozanthos onycis A.S.George Branched Catspaw
Nuytsia 1:367-369 (1974)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 21 June 1994

Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, 0.1-0.4 m high. Fl. red-cream, Sep to Oct. White or grey sand, sandy loam.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 2 May 2017

Leaves flat, 75-165 mm long, 2-7 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin present, 0.5-1 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, 110-210 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 20-40 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 10-13 mm long; pedicels present, 3-4 mm long; flowers 45-55 mm long. Perianth hairy, bilaterally symmetric, suffused with a darker colour over the base colour, white to cream or red, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 13-15 mm long. Stamens six, in three levels, in pairs; filaments 8.5-11 mm long; anther 4-4.2 mm long, without an appendage. Style 33-47 mm long. Flowers in September or October. Occurs in the Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.