Anigozanthos preissii Endl. Albany Catspaw
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 2:26 (1846)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 21 June 1994

Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, 0.15-0.8 m high. Fl. yellow-orange-red, Oct to Nov. Grey sand.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Manjimup, Plantagenet.

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

Leaves flat, 85-190 mm long, 1.5-10 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 310-795 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 25-35 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 10-15 mm long; pedicels present, 7-10 mm long; flowers 52-70 mm long. Perianth hairy, bilaterally symmetric, suffused with a darker colour over the base colour, yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 13-20 mm long. Stamens six, in three levels, in pairs; filaments 8-12 mm long; anther 4.3-4.6 mm long, with an appendage. Style 50-58 mm long. Flowers in October or November. Occurs in the Jarrah Forest, Warren and Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.