Adenanthos ellipticus A.S.George Oval-leaf Adenanthos
Nuytsia 1:383 (1974)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 25 July 1995

Erect, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.6-3 m high. Fl. orange & red/pink, Jan or Apr to May or Aug to Nov. White siliceous sand over quartzite. Rocky hillsides.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 10 November 2018

Shrubs, 0.75-3 m high. Leaves alternate, 25-45 mm mm long, 5-15 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire, with glands at the leaf (or leaf lobe) apex or on the surface of the leaf blade. Inflorescences pink; innermost bracts 3.5-4 mm long; peduncles 8-10 mm long. Perianth 23-25 mm long, glabrous or hairy; ovary hairy; pistil 29-33 mm long, pollen presenter erect, style hairy. Flowers in May, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Declared Rare (R).