Callistachys lanceolata Vent. Wonnich
Jard.Malmaison 2:115,Tab.115 (1805)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 28 May 1996

Erect shrub or tree, 1.5-7 m high. Fl. orange-yellow, Sep to Dec or Jan. Sandy soils. In damp areas: along watercourses, swamps.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Collie, Cranbrook, Denmark, Esperance, Harvey, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Wanneroo, West Arthur.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 4 December 2020

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 50-105 mm long, 7-30 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire. Pedicel present, 4-4.5 mm long, hairy. Calyx 8-9 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless. Corolla 11-14 mm long, multicoloured, mostly orange, with some red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 11-13 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 9-10 mm long, not auriculate, keel 9-10.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.8-1 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short), 8-10 mm long. Ovary style 10-11.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Flowers in January, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.