Diplolaena graniticola Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12:114-115 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, to 1.5 m high, leaves papery, leaf hairs ca 0.3 mm diameter, outer involucral bracts fawn or rarely rusty. Fl. yellow-red, Jul to Oct. Granite outcrops & ridges.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 May 1998

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves opposite, simple, 10-35 mm long, 6-15 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in a distinct head surrounded by bracts, the outer bracts 9-12 mm long; pedicels 3-5 mm long; calyx minute or absent, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla red or yellow, petals five, 5.5-6 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the margins only; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 17 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in July, August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt and Jarrah Forest IBRA region(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 8 December 2020


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Beverley, Boddington, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Capel, Collie, Cuballing, Mundaring, Northam, Pingelly, Wagin, Wandering, York.