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Diplolaena dampieri Desf.
Southern Diplolaena

Mém.Mus.Hist.Nat. 3:452 (1817)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Mixed (Native in Part of Range, Naturalised Elsewhere)
Name Status

Rounded, erect, bushy shrub, 0.5-2 m high, leaves elliptic, glabrous above when mature, involucral bracts with grey indumentum. Fl. red-orange, Jul to Nov. Sand. Coastal limestone & dunes, granite rocks.

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, 10-32 mm long, 7-11 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 8-14 mm long; pedicels 5 mm long; calyx minute or absent, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla red or orange, petals five, 4-5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the margins only; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 14-20 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1.8-2 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in July, August, September, October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Mallee and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA region(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 14 November 2023


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Augusta Margaret River, Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Cockburn, Harvey, Joondalup, Mandurah, Murray, Nannup, Rockingham.