Adenanthos obovatus Labill.

Basket Flower

Shrub to 2 m tall developing a lignotuber. Leaves alternate, narrowly obovate to elliptic, mostly 1.5-2 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide, stalkless and with 3-5 faint veins. Flower bud blunt. Flowers axillary, red to orange, with about 8 basal bracts; year round but mostly Aug-Nov.


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.