Adenanthos terminalis R.Br.

Gland Flower

Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 152 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect or spreading shrub to c. 1.5 m high; young branches tomentose. Leaves compound with (3–)5(–7) terete segments, 5–20 mm long, densely clustered at ends of branchlets, bright green, glabrous or glabrescent with a few hairs at base; petiole 1–8 mm long. Inflorescences 1-flowered, solitary or up to 3 together at branch-tips, closely surrounded by and partly hidden by leaves; peduncles 1–1.5 mm long; involucral bracts 4–7, glabrous outside, margins ciliate. Tepals 14–21 mm long, pale yellow to almost white, pubescent; free anther-bearing lobes 3–4 mm long, reflexed at anthesis; anthers sessile c. 1.5 mm long; ovary villous. Fruit a 1-seeded nut, ellipsoid, 2–3 mm long, sessile. Flowers mostly spring.

LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA. An uncommon shrub of sand-heaths in the Big and Little Deserts of far western Victoria.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Proteaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-11-26
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Proteanae
order Proteales
family Proteaceae
genus Adenanthos
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Adenanthos terminalis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Adenanthos terminalis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native

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South Australia