Daviesia retrorsa Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 8:1228-1229,Fig.31 (1995)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 6 June 1996

Dense, tangled shrub, 0.25-1.6 m high. Fl. yellow & orange & red, Aug to Oct. Clay, white sand over limestone. Dunes, limestone plains.


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

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Hampton, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Hampton, Recherche.

IMCRA Regions: Eucla.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas, Esperance, Ravensthorpe.

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

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 8-25 mm long, 1.2-1.5 mm wide, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 4.5-6 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3.5-5 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 5-7.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 4.5-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5-5.7 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4-7 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 5-6.2 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 8-10 mm long, 9-10 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Mallee and Esperance IBRA regions.