Isotropis cuneifolia subsp. glabra Keighery
Nuytsia 13:472,Fig.1 (2001)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 25 August 1997

Prostrate to ascending, spreading perennial, herb or shrub, 0.05-0.15 m high. Fl. yellow/orange & red, Sep. Sand, clay loam. Winter-wet flats.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Chittering, Dandaragan, Gingin, Gosnells, Moora.

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

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, herb. Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 14-50 mm long, 5-7 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 40-45 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent, 2.5-4 mm long, hairy, not striate. Calyx 8.5-11 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 14-26 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red, orange or brown, with some yellow, red, orange or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws absent; standard 14.5-25 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 13-19.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 14-18.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, hairy at least in part. Stamens ten; anthers 1.2-1.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 11-19.2 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 13-19 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. 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 South-West Botanical Province, in the Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).