Geleznowia verrucosa Turcz.

Reference
Bull.Soc.Imp.Naturalistes Moscou 22 (2):13 (1849)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Shrub, 0.1-1(-1.5) m high. Fl. yellow, Jul to Oct. Sandy & gravelly soils. Sandplains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 August 1996
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Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets verrucose (warty), +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, simple, 3-6 mm long, 2-2.5 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, verrucose (warty), covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in a distinct head surrounded by bracts, the outer bracts 5-8 mm long; pedicels 1-5.5 mm long; calyx present, 6-12 mm long, verrucose (warty), glabrous except for a ciliate marginal fringe, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla yellow, petals five, 6-8 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 2.5-3 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 1 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Yalgoo, Avon Wheatbelt, Swan Coastal Plain and Geraldton IBRA region(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Tallering.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Dowerin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Mingenew, Moora, Morawa, Northampton, Shark Bay, Three Springs.