Isopogon divergens R.Br. Spreading Coneflower
Prodr. Suppl. 7 (1830)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 18 August 1995

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-2 m high. Fl. red-pink-purple, Aug to Oct. Gravelly or granitic soils.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Brookton, Bruce Rock, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Chittering, Coorow, Corrigin, Cunderdin, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Gingin, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Kalamunda, Kellerberrin, Kojonup, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Mingenew, Moora, Morawa, Mundaring, Narembeen, Northam, Northampton, Perenjori, Pingelly, Quairading, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Tammin, Three Springs, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wickepin, Wongan-Ballidu, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Friday 20 July 2018

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy, with curled hairs. Leaves alternate, 50-150 mm mm long, 1-1.5 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, once divided, pinnately divided or tripartitely divided, entire or divided to the midrib, straight or curved, scabrous, apex pungent, 1-1.3 mm long, with 3-5(-7) points or lobes; distance from base of leaf to lowest lobe 25-35 mm. Inflorescences not viscid, pink or purple. Perianth 15-25 mm long, hairy, the limb apex hairy at the apex only; pistil 17-25 mm long; pollen presenter not fusiform, hairy, 4.5-5 mm long, the brush 2-3 mm long. Cone with deciduous scales, 15-25 mm long. Flowers in August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).