Macropidia fuliginosa (Hook.) Druce
Black Kangaroo Paw

Rep.Bot.Exch.Club Brit.Isles 4:634 (1917)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, 0.2-1.8 m high. Fl. green & black, Aug to Dec. White sand, lateritic gravel, laterite.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 June 1994

Scientific Description

Leaves flat, 315-460 mm long, 10-15 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 550-820 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 22-35 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 9-11 mm long; pedicels present, 2-3.5 mm long; flowers 50-68 mm long. Perianth hairy, bilaterally symmetric, distinctly bicoloured, green and black, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 27-37 mm long. Stamens six, in three levels, in pairs; filaments 27-33 mm long; anther 4.5-5.7 mm long, with an appendage. Style 40-55 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain and Jarrah Forest IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 14 January 2020


IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Chittering, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Irwin, Swan, Three Springs, Victoria Plains.