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Dryandra idiogenes A.S.George, Nuytsia 10: 377 (1995)

T: South Burngup Rd, SW of Newdegate, W.A., 30 Aug. 1986, A.S.George 16713 ; holo: PERTH; iso: CANB, K, MEL, NSW, PERTH.

Tufted shrub to 70 cm diam., without lignotuber. Stems hirsute, covered with thin brown prophylls to 3 cm long. Leaves: petiole to 9 cm long; lamina deeply pinnatifid, 15–37 cm long, 12–38 mm wide, acute or truncate, tomentose in pits below; margins flat or slightly recurved; lobes 20–25 each side, triangular, to 19 mm long, acute, smaller and ±recurved towards base, prominently nerved and reticulate below. Inflorescences terminal, closely successive; involucral bracts linear to narrowly lanceolate, acute, papery, to 45 mm long; outer bracts almost glabrous; inner bracts rusty-pubescent along midrib with upper margins cobwebby; flowers c. 80 per head. Perianth 36–44 mm long, white in lower half, deep red above, curled-tomentose above base, appressed-tomentose distally; limb 10–11 mm long, with long apical hairs, otherwise glabrous. Pistil straight, 35–39 mm long, cream, hirsute at base, glabrous above; pollen presenter 6–7 mm long, not thickened, obscurely ribbed. Follicles several, obovate, unequally constricted towards base, 12–13 mm long, glabrous. Fig. 49.

Endemic in a small area south-west of Newdegate, W.A. Grows in sandy loam over gravel in kwongan and mallee-kwongan. Flowers Aug. Map 351.

W.A.: South Burngup Rd, SW of Newdegate, A.S.George 16732 (AD, CANB, PERTH).

A distinctive species with striking red and white flowers surrounded by papery involucral bracts that are cobwebby on the upper margins. Flowers strongly scented.

Since publication of the Flora of Australia the Australian Plant Census accepts A.R.Mast & K.R.Thiele's transfer of Dryandra to Banksia in Austral. Syst. Bot. 20: 63–71 (2007). As a result this taxon is treated under Banksia idiogenes .


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