Aotus sp. Dundas (M.A. Burgman 2835)

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

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas, Esperance.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 17 January 2020

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 2.7-4 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with recurved margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 2-4 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3.7-6.4 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-9 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 8-9 mm long, glabrous, wings 7.6-8 mm long, not auriculate, keel 7-7.5 mm long, not 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, hairy or glandular; style 6.2 mm long, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 6 mm long, 4 mm wide, stipitate or sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, hairy, with simple hairs, not beaked. Flowers in September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie and Mallee IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).