Diplolaena drummondii (Benth.) Ostenf.

Reference
Biol.Meddel.Kongel.Danske Vidensk.Selsk. 3(2):80 (1921)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Erect shrub, 0.5-1.5 m high, leaves oblong-elliptic, thin, mostly 2-6 cm long, involucral bracts with grey indumentum. Fl. yellow-orange-red, Jul to Nov. Sand over granite. Rocky outcrops.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 May 1998
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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, 15-45 mm long, 7-28 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 9-14 mm long; pedicels 5-7 mm long; calyx minute or absent, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla red, yellow or orange, petals five, 8-9.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 14-20 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1.3-1.6 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in July, August, September, October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Warren and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA region(s).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Collie, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey, Kalamunda, Kwinana, Mundaring, Nannup, Plantagenet, Wandering, Westonia, York.