Daviesia megacalyx Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 8:1209-1211,Fig.22 (1995)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 5 June 1996

Erect shrub, 0.7-1.6 m high. Fl. yellow/orange & red/brown/pink, Aug to Sep. Gravelly laterite. Ridges, hillslopes.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ravensthorpe.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 30-90 mm long, 6-10 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 8 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 7.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 12 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red, orange or brown, with some yellow, red, orange or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 9 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7.2 mm long, not auriculate, keel NaN (?) mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 6.5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 10 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 20 mm long, 10 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in August and September. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Esperance IBRA regions. Conservation Code Threatened (T).