Daviesia pauciflora Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 4:257-260,Fig.16 (1991)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 5 June 1996

Diffuse, many-stemmed shrub, 0.3-0.8 m high. Fl. yellow & red, Oct to Dec or Jan. White or grey sand over laterite or limestone. Flats.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Ravensthorpe.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 45-165 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 6-9 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 5.5-6 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 9.8-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 6 mm long, not auriculate, keel 7 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.5-0.7 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5.5-6 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 7.5 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 6-15 mm long, 7-12 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in January, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Mallee and Esperance IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).