Flora Great Southern WAAdenanthos obovatus (Basket Flower) Anigozanthos flavidus (Tall Kangaroo Paw) Anigozanthos rufus (Red Kangaroo Paw) Banksia nutans var. cernuella Banksia quercifolia (Oak-leaved Banksia) Billardiera fusiformis (Australian Bluebell)

Adenanthos obovatus has a number of common name including Basket Flower, Glandflower, Jugflower and Stick-in-the-jug. It is also known as Cheeuk, an Aboriginal name used In the King George Sound region of Western Australia.

Belonging to the family Proteaceae, it is endemic to Southwest Australia.

It is a many-stemmed spreading bush, growing up to 1 m high and about 1.5 m wide. It has fine bright green oval shaped foliage., with red flowers, that usually appears from April to December.

Adenanthos obovatus (Basket flower or Cheeuk), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Adenanthos obovatus (Basket flower or Cheeuk), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Adenanthos obovatus (Basket flower or Cheeuk), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Adenanthos obovatus (Basket flower or Cheeuk), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Adenanthos obovatus (Basket flower or Cheeuk), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Adenanthos obovatus (Basket flower or Cheeuk), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Adenanthos obovatus (Basket flower or Cheeuk), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Adenanthos obovatus (Basket flower or Cheeuk), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Charophyta
  • Class: Equisetopsida
  • Subclass: Magnoliidae
  • Superorder: Proteanae
  • Order: Proteales
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Genus: Adenanthos
  • Species: Adenanthos obovatus

Footnote & References

  1. Adenanthos obovatus (Basket flower or Cheeuk), Great Southern Region WA. Photographs © Terry Dunham
  2. Adenanthos obovatus Labill., Basket Flower, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://id.biodiversity.org.au/node/apni/2897492

Flora Great Southern WAAdenanthos obovatus (Basket Flower) Anigozanthos flavidus (Tall Kangaroo Paw) Anigozanthos rufus (Red Kangaroo Paw) Banksia nutans var. cernuella Banksia quercifolia (Oak-leaved Banksia) Billardiera fusiformis (Australian Bluebell)

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