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Adenanthos barbiger Lindl., Sketch Veg. Swan R. xxxvi (1839)
T: Vasse River, W.A., c. 1838, J.Molloy ; lecto: CGE; isolecto: B, fide E.C.Nelson, Brunonia 1: 324, 328 (1978). Swan River district, W.A., c. 1839, J.Drummond s.n. ; syn: CGE; Swan River, W.A., Mr Toward ; syn: CGE.
Adenanthos intermedius Ostenf., Biol. Meddel. Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. 3: 49 (1921). T: near Yallingup Cave, W.A., 30 Sept. 1914, C.E.H.Ostenfeld 674 ; holo: C; iso: DBN, K, PERTH.
Illustrations: R.Erickson et al. , Fl. & Pl. W. Australia t. 108 (1973); E.C.Nelson, Brunonia 1: 307, fig. 2k, 309, fig. 3c, d & 325, fig. 7b (1978).
Erect shrub to 1 m tall, with lignotuber; branches hirsute, glabrescent. Leaves sessile, oblong-linear to elliptic, to 80 mm long, c. 7 mm wide, glabrous or with a few hairs near base, with a single apical gland. Involucral bracts with short hairs outside. Perianth c. 25 mm long, scarlet, sparsely hairy outside; in bud the apex acute and upturned. Style c. 40 mm long, usually with long hairs except at base and tip; pollen presenter scarlet; ovary slightly hirsute. Fig. 155F.
Endemic in W.A., ranging from Manjimup northwards to Perth, on the Darling Range and coast. Inhabits Jarrah woodland. Flowers Aug.–Dec., but flowers can be found most of the year. Map 358.
W.A.: S of Nannup, on road to Pemberton, E.C.Nelson ANU 17128 (CANB, DBN); Dunsborough, E.C.Nelson ANU 17055 (CANB, DBN); c. 5 km NW of Gleneagle, on road to Armadale, 29 Aug. 1959, Hj.Eichler (AD); Greenmount, 24 Aug. 1897, A.Morrison (CANB, E, MEL, P, PERTH); c. 32 km from Perth on Toodyay road, 12 Sept. 1968, M.E.Phillips (CBG, NSW, PERTH).
Plants which are intermediate between A. barbiger and A. obovatus in terms of their leaf shape may be of hybrid origin. These species can be distinguished reliably using bud characters.
Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 16 (1995), 17A (2000) and 17B (1999), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia