Daviesia microcarpa Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 8:1211-1212,Fig.23 (1995)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 5 June 1996

Sprawling, tangled shrub, to 0.4 m high, ca 1 m wide. Fl. orange & red, Sep. Weathered gravel.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield, Southern Cross.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas, Yilgarn.

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

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 10-14 mm long, 0.5(-1) mm wide, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 0.5-1.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 2.5-3 mm long, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 4.5-5.2 mm long, multicoloured, mostly red or orange, with some red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 4-4.2 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 4-4.3 mm long, not auriculate, keel 3.8-4.2 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.2-0.3 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 3.5-4.3 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 4.2-5 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 6-8 mm long, 3-4.5 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in September. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie IBRA regions. Conservation Code Threatened (T).