Diplolaena eneabbensis Paul G.Wilson

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

Erect shrub, to 0.5 m high. Fl. red, Aug to Oct. Grey/white sand over laterite. Shrubland.

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, 10-55 mm long, 6-20 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 12-13 mm long; pedicels 10-16 mm long; calyx minute or absent, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla red, petals five, 5-6.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 22-24 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1.3-1.6 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton IBRA region(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains.
IBRA Subregions
Lesueur Sandplain.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Coorow, Irwin, Three Springs.