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Adenanthos venosus Meisn.

A.DC., Prodr. 14:311 (1856)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Diffuse, lignotuberous shrub, 0.4-2 m high. Fl. red/pink & cream, Jan to Feb or Apr to May or Aug to Dec. Grey/white or black sand, sandy clay. Among quartzite rocks, rocky sandstone ridges.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 25 July 1995

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.4-2 m high. Leaves alternate, 15-20 mm long, 7-15 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, widest around the middle, entire, with glands at the leaf (or leaf lobe) apex. Inflorescences red; innermost bracts 4-6 mm long; peduncles 1.5-3 mm long. Perianth 25-28 mm long, hairy; ovary hairy; pistil 33-36 mm long, pollen presenter erect, style glabrous. Flowers in January, May, June, July or August. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 19 January 2024


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains.
IBRA Subregions
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe.