Chorizema nanum (Andrews) Sims
Bot.Mag. 26,Tab.1032 (1807)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 28 May 1996

Slender erect or spreading to decumbent shrub, to 0.4 m high. Fl. yellow & pink, May or Aug to Nov. Sandy soils, clay loam.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Harvey, Manjimup, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Wandering.

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

Erect or 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, not continuous with stem, 10-55 mm long, 7-25 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire, lobed or dentate; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Pedicel present, 3-5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent or present but early deciduous, 1-1.4 mm long, hairy. Calyx 5-6 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or pink, with some yellow or pink spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 8.8-9 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7.5-8.7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5-6.5 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 2.5-4.2 mm long. Ovary hairy or glandular; style 3.5-4.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in May, August, September, October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.