Alysicarpus suffruticosus Pedley

Austrobaileya 6:114-115 (2001)
Conservation Code
Priority Two
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

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

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 30 September 1997

Scientific Description

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).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 4 December 2020


IBRA Regions
Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzroy Trough, Mitchell, Mount Eliza.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broome, Derby-West Kimberley.