Diplolaena velutina (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12:118 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spreading shrub, 0.3-1.8(-2.5) m high, leaves narrowly oblong-cuneate, often conduplicate, margin flat or slightly recurved. Fl. yellow-green/red-orange, Feb or May to Nov. Sandy soils, gravel. Granite outcrops, rocks & hills.

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 alternate, simple, 10-30 mm long, 4-10 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 7-10 mm long; pedicels 4-5 mm long; calyx minute or absent, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla red, yellow, green or orange, petals five, 8-10 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 10-20 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1-1.3 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in February, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain and Geraldton IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bruce Rock, Coorow, Corrigin, Dandaragan, Dowerin, Kellerberrin, Kulin, Merredin, Moora, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Nungarin, Quairading, Tammin, Trayning, Victoria Plains, Westonia, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn.