Daviesia speciosa Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 8:1237-1238,Fig.36 (1995)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 7 June 1996

Many-stemmed shrub, 0.3-0.8 m high. Fl. red, Apr to May. Gravelly lateritic soils. Undulating plains, rises.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Lesueur Sandplain.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Irwin, Mingenew, Three Springs.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, alternate, not continuous with stem, 95-180 mm long, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 13-15 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 6-7.5 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 20-23 mm long, uniformly coloured, red; claws present; standard 20-23 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 15-17 mm long, not auriculate, keel 15-18 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 18-23 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 20-25 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, beaked. Flowers in April and May. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains and Avon Wheatbelt IBRA regions. Conservation Code Threatened (T).