Bossiaea oxyclada Turcz.
Bull.Soc.Imp.Naturalistes Moscou 26:284 (1853)

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

Brief Description
Helen Coleman, Thursday 3 December 1998

Shrub, 0.35-0.5 m high, leafless, rigid, glaucous. Spongolitic loam. Breakaway slope.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Jerramungup, Lake Grace.

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 absent. Leaves or phylloclades absent or apparently so (reduced to scales), alternate, not continuous with stem, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, 1; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 1.5-3 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 4-5.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or brown, with some yellow, red or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 6.5-10 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 9 mm long, not auriculate, keel 8.2 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; style 8.5 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 20-23 mm long, 6-7 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, not beaked. Flowers in September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Esperance IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Four (P4).