Diplolaena cinerea Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12:112 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Bushy shrub, 0.4-1.2 m high, leaves papery, involucral bracts grey. Fl. orange, Aug to Sep. Loamy soils or in sand over sandstone. Lateritic breakaways.

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, 10-40 mm long, 7-15 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 10-14 mm long; calyx minute or absent, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla orange, petals five, 8-9.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the margins only or lepidote (with scales); stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 18-26 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1-1.2 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in August and September. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest and Warren IBRA region(s).

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


IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coorow, Dandaragan.