Indigofera eriophylla Peter G.Wilson & Rowe
Nuytsia 25:266-268, Fig. 7 (2015)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 20 November 2000

Spreading shrub, 0.2-0.3 m high. Fl. pink-purple, Jul to Sep. Sand. Rises.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Gascoyne, Murchison.

IBRA Subregions: Augustus, Western Murchison.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnarvon, Murchison.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 17 January 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, 25-38 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, leaflets 5, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet present, stalked; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 2-5 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 0.8-1 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous, not striate (?). Calyx 4.6-5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 6 mm long, multicoloured, mostly pink or purple, with some pink or purple spots, streaks or blotches; claws absent; standard 4.6 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 3.7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 4.8 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen, 4.2-5.5 mm long. Ovary glabrous; style 5 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 20-25 mm long, 2.3-3 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, hairy, with simple hairs, not beaked. Flowers in July, August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Gascoyne and Murchison IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).