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Anigozanthos onycis A.S.George
Branched Catspaw

Nuytsia 1:367-369 (1974)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, 0.1-0.4 m high. Fl. red-cream, Sep to Oct. White or grey sand, sandy loam.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 June 1994

Scientific Description

Leaves flat, 75-165 mm long, 2-7 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin present, 0.5-1 mm long, with at least some small side branches at the base, straight and rigid, angled towards the leaf apex; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 110-210 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 20-40 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 10-13 mm long; pedicels present, 3-4 mm long; flowers 45-55 mm long. Perianth hairy, bilaterally symmetric, suffused with a darker colour over the base colour, white to cream or red, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 13-15 mm long. Stamens six, in three levels, in pairs; filaments 8.5-11 mm long; anther 4-4.2 mm long, without an appendage. Style 33-47 mm long. Flowers in September or October. Occurs in the Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 18 January 2020


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains.
IBRA Subregions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.