Chorizema carinatum (Meisn.) J.M.Taylor & Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 5:273 (1992)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 28 May 1996

Erect or spreading shrub, 0.1-0.6 m high. Fl. yellow, Oct to Dec. Sand, sandy clay.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Nannup, Plantagenet.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 4.5-20 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Pedicel present, 3.5-5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent or present but early deciduous, 2-4 mm long, hairy. Calyx 7-10 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-12 mm long, uniformly coloured, yellow; claws present; standard 10-10.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 8.5-10 mm long, not auriculate, keel 8.5-10 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 1.2-1.6 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4.8-8 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 8-9.5 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 October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).