Adenanthos cuneatus Labill.

Sweat Bush

Prostrate to erect shrub to 2 m tall, developing a lignotuber. Leaves wedge-shaped to 2 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide with mostly 5 lobes and a silvery covering of hair; stalk short. Flowers deep pinkish red, paler towards the base; mostly Aug-Nov.

Grown for the attractive foliage and known to hybridise, mostly with A. sericeus.


Source: Spencer, R.; Molyneux, B.; Mathews, D. (2002). Proteaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Proteanae
order      Proteales
family       Proteaceae
genus        Adenanthos Labill.