Desmodium pullenii Pedley
Austrobaileya 5:243-244 (1999)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 17 September 1999

Herb, 0.05 m high. Fl. pink, Apr. Lateritic loam or clay over sandstone. Sandplains, woodland.


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Northern Kimberley.

IBRA Subregions: Mitchell.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, herb. Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, not continuous with stem, 15-30 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet present, stalked; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 3-3.5 mm long, without glands, ribbed. Pedicel present, 5-14 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 1.5-2 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla uniformly coloured, pink; claws present; standard 3-4 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 2-2.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 3-4 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen. Fruit indehiscent and not splitting into sections, 10-15 mm long, 3-4 mm wide, 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 IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).