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Adenanthos eyrei E.C.Nelson, Brunonia 1: 355 (1978)

T: Toolinna sandpatch, south of Caiguna and north-east of Point Culver, Great Australian Bight, W.A., 24 Oct. 1973, E.C.Nelson ANU 17044 ; holo: CANB 237043; iso: CBG, DBN, PERTH.

Illustrations: E.C.Nelson, Brunonia 1: 310, fig. 4A(b), 312, fig. 6d (1978).

Erect shrub to 1 m tall, without lignotuber. Older stems with warty bark. Leaves segmented, very rarely entire; petiole distinct; lamina to 15 mm long; segments 3, obovate-lanceolate, to 10 mm long, c. 3 mm wide, obtuse or occasionally uncinate, with short, appressed hairs, silvery. Perianth to 25 mm long, dark crimson, shortly hairy outside. Style 35 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous. Fig. 157B.

Known only from the type locality. Grows in deep siliceous sands, in heath with A. forrestii , A. cuneatus and Banksia epica  Flowers Oct. Map 377.

Gazetted as rare and endangered (S.Hopper et al. , W. Australia's Endangered Fl. 35, 1990).

A remarkable species. It has warty bark and dark crimson flowers. The leaves resemble those of A. forrestii but are larger. Like A. cuneatus , the young foliage is crimson.

(E.C.Nelson)

 

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