Diplolaena leemaniana Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12:115-116 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spreading shrub, to 0.7 m high, leaves somewhat flaccid, broadly elliptic to circular, upper surface with stipitate hairs only. Fl. red, Jul to Oct. Sand over limestone. Coastal limestone & dunes.

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, 10-32 mm long, 6-18 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 8-15 mm long; pedicels 5 mm long; calyx minute or absent, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla red, petals five, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the margins only; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 15-16 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1.3-1.5 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in July, 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


IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Chapman Valley, Dandaragan, Greater Geraldton, Irwin.