Oval-leaf Adenanthos  |  

Adenanthos ellipticus

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Adenanthos ellipticus, Family Proteaceae, also known as Oval-leaf Adenanthos, is an erect, tall, slender, open shrub that grows to 5 m tall. The leaves are 2–5 cm long and 5–15 mm wide, and some may have a slight lobe at the tip. Young leaves and branchlets have short leaves lying flat against the surface; these leaves tend to disappear as the plant ages. Flowers are solitary, orange-red or cream in colour and 2.5 cm long. These are held on 8 mm long stalks in the leaf axils. Flowering occurs from August to January and is possibly intermittent, including May.

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Adenanthos ellipticus

    Threats The main identified threat to Oval leaf Adenanthos is inappropriate fire regimes; as this species is sensitive to fire in the vegetative and flowering phase.