Daviesia major (Benth.) Crisp

Austral.Syst.Bot. 8:1208 (1995)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Bushy & intricate or diffuse & spreading shrub, 0.25-1 m high. Fl. orange & red, Aug to Sep. White or grey sand, sandy loam. Flats.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 5 June 1996

Scientific Description

Erect or prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 10-220 mm long, 1-1.8 mm wide, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 2-3.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 5-6.5 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 9-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly red or orange, with some red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 8-10 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7-8 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6-7.5 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4.7-5.8 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 5.5-6 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 14-15 mm long, 9-10 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in August and September. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Mallee, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 4 December 2020


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Perth, Recherche.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Busselton, Esperance, Ravensthorpe.