Daviesia debilior Crisp subsp. debilior

Conservation Code: Priority Two
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 31 May 1996

Straggling shrub, 0.3-0.6 m high. Fl. yellow & red/purple, May to Jul. Sand over lateritic gravel.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains.

IBRA Subregions: Lesueur Sandplain.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan.

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

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades absent or apparently so (reduced to scales), flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 2-3.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 2.5-3 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 6-7 mm long, multicoloured, yellow, mostly yellow, red or purple, with some yellow, red or purple spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 5-6 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5-6 mm long, not auriculate, keel 3.5-5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4-4.5 mm long. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 8-10 mm long, 9-15 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in May, June and July. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).