Indigofera ixocarpa Peter G.Wilson & Rowe
Telopea 10:663-664, Fig. 1 (2004)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 20 June 1996

Shrub, to 1 m high. Fl. pink, May. Skeletal red soils over massive ironstone.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Chichester, Hamersley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, East Pilbara.

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 present. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 15-35 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands present. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 2.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 2 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands present. Corolla 5 mm long, uniformly coloured, pink. Stamens ten; filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen. Ovary sessile or subsessile. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 25-35 mm long, 2-4 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, glabrous, not beaked. Flowers in May. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Pilbara IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).