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Diplolaena graniticola Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 12:114-115 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, to 1.5 m high, leaves papery, leaf hairs ca 0.3 mm diameter, outer involucral bracts fawn or rarely rusty. Fl. yellow-red, Jul to Oct. Granite outcrops & ridges.

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, 10-35 mm long, 6-15 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 9-12 mm long; pedicels 3-5 mm long; calyx minute or absent, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla red or yellow, petals five, 5.5-6 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the margins only; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 17 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in July, August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt and Jarrah Forest IBRA region(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 15 September 2023


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Beverley, Boddington, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Capel, Collie, Cuballing, Mundaring, Northam, Pingelly, Wagin, Wandering, York.