Daviesia pteroclada Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 8:1223-1225,Fig.29 (1995)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 6 June 1996

Erect, broom-like shrub, 0.6-1.8 m high. Fl. orange & red, Jul to Aug. Sandy or clay gravelly soils over laterite. Hills.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains.

IBRA Subregions: Lesueur Sandplain.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems flattened, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades absent or apparently so (reduced to scales), simple, alternate, continuous with stem, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, 1-2; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 2-3 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 2.8-3 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7-7.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly red or orange, with some red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 6-7 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5-5.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 3.6-5 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.1-0.2 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 sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 5.4-6 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 12-14 mm long, 8-9 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in July and August. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).