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Anigozanthos preissii Endl.
Albany Catspaw

Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 2:26 (1846)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, 0.15-0.8 m high. Fl. yellow-orange-red, Oct to Nov. Grey sand.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 June 1994

Scientific Description

Leaves flat, 85-190 mm long, 1.5-10 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 310-795 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 25-35 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 10-15 mm long; pedicels present, 7-10 mm long; flowers 52-70 mm long. Perianth hairy, bilaterally symmetric, suffused with a darker colour over the base colour, yellow, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 13-20 mm long. Stamens six, in three levels, in pairs; filaments 8-12 mm long; anther 4.3-4.6 mm long, with an appendage. Style 50-58 mm long. Flowers in October or November. Occurs in the Jarrah Forest, Warren and Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Manjimup, Plantagenet.