Aphyllodium glossocarpum Pedley
Austrobaileya 5:214-215 (1999)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 23 May 1996

Spreading or erect shrub, to 1.2 m high. Fl. pink-purple, Apr to Oct. Sand. Pindan.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Dampierland.

IBRA Subregions: Pindanland.

IMCRA Regions: Kimberley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

Erect or prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, continuous with stem, 20-30 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, palmately arranged, terminal leaflet present, sessile; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 8-10 mm long, without glands, ribbed. Pedicel present, 1-1.3 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 3-3.2 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 5-6.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly pink or purple, with some pink or purple spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 5-5.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, not auriculate, keel 6 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Flowers in April, May, June, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Northern Botanical Province, in the Dampierland IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).