Anigozanthos pulcherrimus Hook. Yellow Kangaroo Paw
Bot.Mag. 71:Tab.4180 (1845)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 21 June 1994

Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. yellow, Oct to Dec. White, grey or yellow sand, sandy clay. Seasonally-wet areas.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Irwin, Moora, Three Springs, Victoria Plains.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Leaves flat, 70-430 mm long, 6-15 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent, with at least some small side branches at the base; hairs on the surface of the leaf present. Scape present, hairy, 340-870 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 15-25 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 6-6.5 mm long; pedicels present, 3-4 mm long; flowers 25-35 mm long. Perianth hairy, bilaterally symmetric, uniformly coloured, yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 7-10 mm long. Stamens six, in three levels, in pairs; filaments 4-5.5 mm long; anther 2.2-3 mm long, without an appendage. Style 17-24 mm long. Flowers in October, November or December. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain and Jarrah Forest IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.