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Adenanthos ×pamela E.C.Nelson, Glasra 9: 2 (1986)

T: Governor Broome Road, west of Canebreak Road crossing, Scott River region, W.A., 20 Dec. 1984, P.E.Sanderson & E.C.Nelson ; holo: DBN; iso: K, PERTH.

Illustrations: G.J.Keighery, W. Austral. Gardener 10(4): 27 (1979); E.C.Nelson, Glasra 9: facing p. 1, fig. 1 (1986).

Erect shrub to c. 1.5 m tall, with lignotuber; branches hirsute, glabrescent; leaf scars prominent. Leaves sessile, obovate-attenuate, usually 25–30 mm long, 6–10 mm wide, glabrous except for a tuft of hairs at apex and around base, with numerous scattered resinous glands that are sometimes prominent and tuberculate. Involucral bracts sparsely hirsute. Perianth c. 25 mm long, orange or dull pale red; in bud the apex obtuse and not upturned. Style c. 40 mm long, with white, divaricate hairs except at base and apex; pollen presenter orange or pale red. Fig. 155G.

Occurs only in the Scott River area, W.A., where the parent species A. detmoldii and A. obovatus grow together. Grows in damp, sandy flats; frequent on roadsides in disturbed areas. Map 360.

W.A.: 7.3 km along Governor Broome Rd from Scott River Rd, G.J.Keighery 1927 (PERTH); 3 km N of Brennans Ford, Scott River Plains, G.J.Keighery 6147 (PERTH); Governor Broome Rd, c. 6 km W of Canebreak Rd intersection, 20 Dec. 1984, P.E.Sanderson & E.C.Nelson (DBN).

Frequent on roadsides in disturbed areas. Differs from A. detmoldii in having orange flowers, relatively short leaves, and in possessing a lignotuber. Adenanthos × pamela is a taller shrub than A. obovatus and has longer, gland-dotted leaves.

(E.C.Nelson)

 

Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 16 (1995), 17A (2000) and 17B (1999), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia