Indigofera sessiliflora DC.
Prodr. 2:228 (1825)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 17 August 2007

Semi-prostrate annual or biennial, herb, to 0.05 m high. Fl. red, Sep. Sand. Dunes.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Chichester, Roebourne.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): East Pilbara, Port Hedland.

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

Erect, herb. Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, not continuous with stem, 15-20 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, leaflets 5-7, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet present, stalked; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Corolla uniformly coloured, red. Stamens ten; filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in September. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Pilbara IBRA regions.