Chorizema circinale J.M.Taylor & Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 5:287-290,Fig.21 (1992)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 28 May 1996

Prostrate, scrambling, wiry shrub, to 0.4 m high. Fl. yellow & orange & red, Sep to Dec. Yellow sand, sandy clay with gravel. Flats, margin of gravel pit.


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

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Kent, Ravensthorpe, Yilgarn.

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

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling or twining or climbing plants, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 3.6-20 mm long, 2-2.6 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins or revolute; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Pedicel present, 1-3 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent or present but early deciduous, 2.5-3 mm long, hairy, not striate. Calyx 8-10.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 13.5-19 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 12-15 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 9-10.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 9-12.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.6-0.7 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4.5-5.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 6-9 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Mallee and Esperance IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).