Alysicarpus suffruticosus Pedley
Austrobaileya 6:114-115 (2001)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 30 September 1997

Erect, compact shrub, ca 0.3 m high. Fl. pink, Apr. Sandy clay. Creek crossing.


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzroy Trough, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Pindanland.

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

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, not continuous with stem, 12-25 mm long, 8-22 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 7-9 mm long, without glands, ribbed. Pedicel present, 2-3 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 5.5-7 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla uniformly coloured, pink; claws present, wings 6-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5-7 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen. Fruit indehiscent and splitting into sections (schizocarps), 15-20 mm long, 3 mm wide, stipitate or sessile or subsessile, constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, hairy, with simple hairs, not beaked. Flowers in April. Occurs in the Northern Botanical Province, in the Northern Kimberley, Central Kimberley and Dampierland IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).