Diplolaena andrewsii Ostenf.

Biol.Meddel.Kongel.Danske Vidensk.Selsk. 3 (2):81 (1921)
Conservation Code
A taxon name retains its ‘Threatened’ status until a new name has been officially endorsed and appears in the Gazettal Notice.
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect shrub, 0.5-1 m high, inner involucral bracts glabrous, leaves broadly cordate. Fl. red, Jul to Oct. Loam, clay. Granite outcrops & hillsides.

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, 17-55 mm long, 12-25 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 7-10 mm long; pedicels 6-7 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), 12-17 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 Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA region(s). Conservation Code: Threatened (T).

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


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Mundaring, Swan.