Daviesia rhizomata Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 8:1230,Fig.32 (1995)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 6 June 1996

Intricate, many-stemmed, rhizomatous shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. yellow & red. Gravelly sand over laterite. Flats, undulating rises.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 17 January 2020

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 8-60 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, glabrous, strongly recurved, appearing terete but with one or two grooves below; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 5-6.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 6.8-7.5 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 6-11 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7-9 mm long, not auriculate, keel 8-9 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.6-1 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5.5-8 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 8-10 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 12-15 mm long, 10-11 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie and Mallee IBRA regions.