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Dryandra viscida A.S.George, Nuytsia 10: 380 (1988)

T: Hatter Hill, W.A., 30 July 1969, A.S.George 9446 ; holo: PERTH; iso: CANB, K, MEL, NSW, PERTH.

Dense, rounded shrub to 1 m, without lignotuber. Stems hirsute, densely leaved and with many prophylls. Leaves: petiole to 5 mm long; lamina linear, pinnatifid, 15–35 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, acute, pungent, rusty-tomentose in pits below; margins revolute; lobes 25–75 each side, triangular, to 4 mm long, pungent. Inflorescences terminal, closely successive; involucral bracts linear, to 6 cm long, acuminate, rather soft; outer bracts viscid-hirsute; inner bracts hirsute on upper margin; flowers 40–55 per head. Perianth 55–56 mm long, golden yellow, hirsute above base, glabrous distally except coarse hairs on limb until anthesis; limb 14–15 mm long. Pistil straight or slightly incurved, 54–55 mm long, yellow, sparsely hirsute above ovary, glabrous distally; pollen presenter gradually narrowed, c. 10 mm long, obscurely ribbed. Follicles several, ±oblong with narrowed base, 15–16 mm long, sparsely hairy, viscid. Fig. 53.

Restricted to Digger Rocks, Middle and South Ironcap and Hatter Hill, W.A. Grows in laterite in thick scrub. Flowers Aug.–Sept. Map 358.

W.A.: South Ironcap, K.Alcock 439 (CANB, MEL, PERTH); W of Digger Rocks, S.D.Hopper 5300 (PERTH).

A distinctive species with viscid involucral and floral bracts and perianth bases; tepals very slender with long limb; pollen presenter not clearly demarcated at base and the follicles large and also somewhat viscid.

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 viscida .

(A.S.George)

 

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