Daviesia smithiorum Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 8:1235-1237 (1995)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 7 June 1996

Many-stemmed shrub, to 0.5 m high.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dowerin.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 15-120 mm long, 0.8-1.5 mm wide, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 3-4 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3-3.4 mm long, glabrous, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7.3-9 mm long, uniformly coloured or multicoloured, yellow, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 6-8 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5.5-6.7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5.2-6.3 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), 4.5-6 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 6.5-7 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 15-17 mm long, 10-12 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in June and July. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).