Cullen candidum J.W.Grimes
Austral.Syst.Bot. 10:624-625,Fig.12 (1997)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 1 October 1997

Shrub, to 3 m high. Fl. white, Sep to Oct. Clayey sand.


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzroy Trough, Hart.

IMCRA Regions: Kimberley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Derby/west Kimberley, Halls Creek.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands present. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, continuous with stem, 110-135 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet present, stalked; pustules or glands present. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 3.5-5 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 5-7.2 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 6-8 mm long, accrescent (enlarged in fruit), hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands present. Corolla 14-19 mm long, uniformly coloured, white; claws absent; standard 11-16.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 10-16 mm long, not auriculate, keel 14-16 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen, 12-14.2 mm long. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; style 16-16.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base or glabrous, bearded (with a tuft of hairs at apex), terete. Fruit indehiscent and splitting into sections (schizocarps), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in September and October. Occurs in the Northern Botanical Province, in the Central Kimberley and Dampierland IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).