Diplolaena geraldtonensis Paul G.Wilson

Reference
Nuytsia 12:113-114 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Erect, compact shrub, 0.5-1.5 m high, leaves almost glabrous above, somewhat leathery, involucral bracts with rusty indumentum. Fl. red, Jul to Oct. Sand on gravel or laterite. Low shrubland.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 May 1998
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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, 20-65 mm long, 5-10 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 8-17 mm long; pedicels 5 mm long; calyx minute or absent, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla red, petals five, 8.5-10 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 12-18 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 0.8-1.4 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in July, August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt and Geraldton IBRA region(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains.
IBRA Subregions
Geraldton Hills, Merredin.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Chapman Valley, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Mingenew, Northampton.