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Adenanthos obovatus Labill.
Basket Flower

Nov.Holl.Pl. 1:29 (1805)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-1.5(-2) m high. Fl. red/orange-red/orange, May to Dec. White or grey sand, gravel, loam. Consolidated sand dunes, swamps, winter-wet depressions, hillsides.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 25 July 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.60-2 m high. Leaves alternate, 10-20 mm long, 7-13 mm wide, hairy or glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle or clearly widest above the middle, entire, with glands at the leaf (or leaf lobe) apex. Inflorescences red; innermost bracts 5-6 mm long; peduncles 2-4.5 mm long. Perianth 26-29 mm long, hairy; ovary hairy; pistil 43-49 mm long, pollen presenter distinctly flattened, style hairy. Flowers in May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Warren (WAR) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, 26 May 2023


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Bayswater, Beverley, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Chittering, Cockburn, Collie, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kwinana, Manjimup, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Wandering, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur.